Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers. This is the title for a book that has involved camping on many river banks in some beautiful places in Alabama. John C. Hall has written a remarkable story of Alabama from the ancient geology to the value of the biodiversity that exists in the waters of this state. It is a story told with science, history and humor as only a true story teller can do. The University of Alabama Press will publish this book in the Spring of 2009. Our hope is the book will be used a conservation tool to identify many of the valuable unprotected natural assets in Alabama in order to move toward protection. You can pre-order this book on line at http://www.kingfishereditions.com/headwaters.php Longleaf Pine: The Fire Foresthttp://www.kingfishereditions.com/galleries/Longleaf/ Rhett Johnson is the co-founder of the Longleaf Alliance and has recently retired as Director of the Solon Dixon Center. He and I are collaborating on a book on the Longleaf Forest to support the efforts of the Longleaf Alliance. The longleaf forest is the most diverse ecosystem in North America, second only to the rain forest. It is said that the longleaf forest without fire is like the rainforest without rain. The Longleaf Alliance has an ambitious restoration plan for the Longleaf forest in the South. We have just begun photography on this project and hope to raise enough funds to have the photography completed by January 2009. If you are interested in being a part of this project with financial support I would be thrilled to come talk with you. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-969-1800.