Andy Kerr

Conservationist, Writer, Analyst, Operative, Agitator, Strategist, Tactitian, Schmoozer, Raconteur


As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.  On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.
— H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun,  July 26, 1920

Do You Have the Right Guy?

Let' first make sure you have the Andy Kerr you want. I'm the card-carrying conservationist that splits his time between Ashland, OR and Washington, DC. I also write on energy efficiency and renewable energy. I know or know of several other Andy Kerrs in Oregon, some of whom have had anger toward me misdirected at them, or otherwise resulting in confusion and/or hilarity (perhaps you had to be there).

Getting Around the Website

It's all about left-column navigation.

HOT STUFF is my latest doings or links to pages on this site I've mentioned at a recent talk, etc.

COLD STUFF should only be viewed if you can really handle the truth.

SEARCH is as easy as entering a key word(s). The more key words, the more narrow the search.

ABOUT THE BANNER is about the lovely (obviously I did not take it) banner image. It's in Oregon, of course, but can you guess where?

CONTACT is the the way to email me through a web page.

Click on "Interests" to get a menu of particular topics I'm interested in. Choose one to delve. Click on "About" and it's all about me; what've I done, doing and intend to do; books and articles I've published, photographs, what others have said, etc. Click on "Other Matters" learn more about the western larch tree, see my Larch Occasional Papers, getting permission to reprint my work, etc. Click on "Oregon Desert Guide" to see words, maps and tables (but not photos) of Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Click on "Hate Mail" to see what some (it is my policy to post it all; but alas, I don't get anywhere the amount I used to).

Staying in Touch


I blog on public lands conservation and will be blogging soon renewable energy. In the navigation column at left, click on the RSS image for the blog of your choice to get a URL for my blog or to load the blog into your RSS reader.

Social Media

With extreme ambivalence, I am "on" Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In (click on the ubiquitous icon at left). I will not promise, but will endeavor, to get better at it. Yes, I am aware is is 2018, but I'm hoping they've peaked.