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Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk.  Photo: David Sommerstein (Aerial support for photos provided by LightHawk)
Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk. Photo: David Sommerstein (Aerial support for photos provided by LightHawk)

Giving environmental issues a bird's eye view

Environmental issues can be tough to convey to the public, and to policymakers, because they're landscape scale, not human scale.

Flying high above, say, a forest, a factory, or a wetlands complex can give better perspective. But few environmental groups can afford to pay for private flights. For 30 years, the not-for-profit organization Lighthawk has been bringing together volunteer pilots and environmental causes.  Go to full article
Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk.  [Aerial support for these photos provided by LightHawk.]
Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk. [Aerial support for these photos provided by LightHawk.]

Giving environmental issues a bird's eye view

Environmental issues can be tough to convey to the public and to policymakers because they're landscape-scale. Flying high above, say, a forest, a factory, or a wetlands complex can give better perspective.

But few environmental groups can afford to pay for private flights. For 30 years, the not-for-profit Lighthawk has been bringing together volunteer pilots and environmental causes. David Sommerstein has this profile of the organization.  Go to full article

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