Bob Weeden, New Englander by birth, finished his school years in 1959 with a Doctorate in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. That summer he and his bride, Judy Stenger Weeden, drove to Alaska to begin family and professional lives. Bob studied alpine birds as a biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for a decade. After a year as conservation representative for the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society he joined the wildlife and natural resources faculties at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He developed courses incorporating fields as diverse as land use planning, resource economics, environmental law, federal and state natural resource policies, and environmental ethics. Retiring in 1990, he and Judy – now a master potter – moved far enough south to raise apples. Their active lives on an island in the Salish Sea revolve around a potter’s wheel, orchard, garden, canoe, hiking boots, books and a land conservancy.