Bart Mihailovich is a freelance environmental journalist in Spokane, Washington. Originally from Butte, Montana, home of the world's largest Superfund site and some of the worst environmental damage in the West, Bart has been concerned about environmental issues since the first time he saw the Berkley Pit. A journalism degree from Eastern Washington University has allowed Bart an opportunity to spread his concerns and work towards outreach and solutions. He co-operates an environmental issues blog in Spokane called Down To Earth (http://dte.spokesmanreview.com) and contributes to another blog in Seattle, seattleDIRT (http://seattledirt.com/).
Bart has been an advocate for environmental protection and conservation. His biggest concern is about land control and preservation issues. He fears that one day the government will stop protecting National Parks and Federal land and the land will be mistreated or misused. He strives to visit every National Park in the U.S. Being from Montana has taught him the importance of land rights and conservation and proudly claims the Big Hole Valley of southwest Montana as the most beautiful area in the world, but shhh, don't tell anyone else. Bart is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Ansel Adams and Al Gore. Bart thinks Gandhi said it best, "There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed."