Pepper Trail lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he is a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His poems have been published in Open Spaces, Windfall, Comstock Review, Atlanta Review, Kyoto Journal, and other publications, and he won the Oregon Peace Poetry Prize in 2005. His essays appear regularly in Jefferson Monthly and High Country News, and are included in the collections Intricate Homeland and A Road Runs Through It: Reviving Wild Places. In 2009, he published Shifting Patterns: Meditations on the Meaning of Climate Change in Oregon's Rogue Valley with photographer Jim Chamberlain.
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