Chris Clarke Resume

Curriculum Vitae
Chris Clarke
(213) 254-5382

Free-lance Writer 01/92 – present
I have written articles for publications across the United States, as well as in Japan and the UK. Emphases include environmental politics, science, and natural history. Write regularly at highly acclaimed blog Coyote Crossing, and at, Los Angeles’ public television station’s online component.

Communications Consultant Desert Protective Council 06/2009 – 12/2011
Contract position. Responsible for the public face of the organization. Updated, redesigned and trouble-shot website and email newsletter. Redesigned, edited and produced quarterly newsletter El Paisano. Press and public speaking liaison.

Co-Founder, Solar Done Right 06/2010 – present
Set outreach and press strategy for coalition of public land activists, solar power and electrical engineering experts, and biologists. Co-produced “Wrong From The Start,” a 2011 white paper on public lands solar policy that gained widespread national press exposure. Designed and built website at

Press Contractor, Earthjustice 07/2009–07/2010
Contract position. Worked with Media Director, attorneys and clients to craft press strategies on issues ranging from pesticide spraying to dam removal. Coordinated press on watershed victory representing three environmental justice groups against Chevron over refinery expansion.

Publications Director Earth Island Institute 04/2002 – 02/2007
Managed all aspects of Earth Island Institute’s Publications Department, including production of quarterly magazine Earth Island Journal, email newsletter Island Wire, web site and other organizational publications.

Garden Columnist Contra Costa Times, Knight-Ridder 06/2000-12/2002
Wrote features and biweekly column for Contra Costa Times Home and Garden Section. The column was reprinted frequently in newspapers across the United States.

Editor/Director Faultline Magazine 04/1997 – 06/2003
Launched California-based environmental web publication June 2001. Edited and published at least weekly.

Assignment Manager Verde Media 02/2000 – 06/2000
Assigned, tracked and edited stories for startup environmentally-oriented new media company. Set up newsroom with largest environmental reporting staff in the country.

Editor in Chief Earth Island Journal 01/1999 – 07/1999
Edited copy, researched stories, wrote features and news items, and supervised production of award-winning quarterly environmental journal. Managed all aspects of production, content generation and management of Earth Island Journal during sabbatical of long-time Editor-In-Chief.

Editor Earth Island Journal 01/1998 – 12/1998
Edited copy, researched stories, wrote features and news items, and supervised production of quarterly publication. Requested by organization directors to act as Editor-in-Chief for two issues, and given broad discretion to introduce editorial and design improvements.

Host, Terra Infirma/Terra Verde, KPFA FM 05/1996 – 06/1998
Interviewed guests and presented programmed content for weekly hour-long environmental radio show. Wrote news and programming scripts. Interviews included then-head of Greenpeace USA, Nigerian activists responding to execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa; late forest protection and labor activist Judi Bari.

Editor Terrain, Berkeley Ecology Center 06/1992 to 10/1997
Edited, produced and otherwise managed monthly environmental publication with a reputation for scientific rigor, quality writing, balanced research, and a lively and humorous editorial voice.

Experienced public speaker. Broad expertise in natural history, gardening, and other scientific fields. Other interests include history, paleontology, wilderness travel.

2 thoughts on “Chris Clarke Resume

  1. shayla boger

    Hi Chris,

    I just read your writings on my Great-Great Grandfather Lawrence Crossley and am so grateful to hear the stories you wrote about. I am wondering if you have any further information that you might be willing to share; pictures, names, etc.

    With gratitude,

    Shayla Boger
    my email address is below

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