As WMNF Artist in Residence Steve engaged in an active process of field recording on the Forest, gathering, collecting and archiving sounds of wildlife, insects, water features, and human activity. The edited files are being transformed into an aural map of the WMNF that will be accessible to residents, hikers and campers, interested listeners, musicians/artists, and the world at large.
You can follow the progress of Steve's Hear the Forest project at heartheforest.org.
Steve also led several public programs and will return to the Forest in 2018, with the goal of encouraging residents and visitors to continue the work of recording and contributing to the ongoing sound file collection. If you are interested in learning more about the project, and would like to hear about upcoming programs, we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.