Here are some wonderful books that served as inspiration and support during BRDC's founding: 

  • Reading the Landscape, May Watts
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve, Alfie Kohn
  • The Language of Landscape, Anne Whiston Spirn
  • Science and Human Values, Jacob Bronowski
  • A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, The Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum
  • Reading the Forested Landscape, Michael Godfrey
  • The Only World We've Got, Paul Shepard
  • Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv
  • A Sand County Almanac - Aldo Leopold

For the Blue Ridge: 

  • Hollows, Peepers, and Highlanders - An Appalachian Mountain Ecology, George Constantz 
  • A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge, Christopher Camuto

Other must reads: 

  • A Songbird Journeys - Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds, Miyoko Chu
  • The Trees in My Forest, Bernd Heinrich
  • Winter World, Bernd Heinrich
  • The Beak of the Finch, Jonathan Weiner 
  • Home Ground - Language for an American Landscape, Barry Lopez, Debra Gwartney
  • A Natural Sense of Wonder, Rick Van Noy