Caretaker on Waldron Island
The child of schoolteachers, Alden grew up spending winters in the Sawtooth Range of central Idaho and summers frolicking, semi-feral, on Waldron Island. Running wild through the forests and along the beaches of Waldron inspired a sense of the untamed and fostered creativity.
These formative experiences eventually drew him back to a quiet life among the trees, lichens, and pebbles on Waldron. “As caretaker for the Waldron Island preserves,” Alden says, “I feel privileged to support the beings and processes that hold space for the semi-feral children of the present and future.”
Alden’s stewardship responsibilities include all SJPT-protected land on Waldron Island.