Julia Butterfly Hill brought international attention to the plight of the world’s last remaining ancient forests when she climbed 180 feet into the branches of a 1000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down. Her historic protest to the environmental destruction caused by the clear-cutting of northern California’s ancient redwoods culminated after 738 days with a negotiated agreement that provided permanent protection for the tree known as “Luna” and a three acre buffer-zone around it.
Butterfly Hill is an activist, a writer and a poet. She is the author of the national best seller The Legacy of Luna and the co-author of One Makes The Difference. Butterfly Hill’s life story, and her book, The Legacy of Luna, based on her personal account of the Luna tree-sit action, is currently being developed as a dramatic feature film.