Pat, her youngest grandchild and some of his classmates looking at the mountain and thinking about poetry 


Pat Arnold believes that something organizes the universe, but that something is not us.  Thankfully, we never get to the end of the mysteries about the universe and its ways.  Our task is to exist in harmony with all around us, with reverence, disturbing little, conserving much, and celebrating all.

Pat’s been on the FWSR board for a long time now, and every FWSR board meeting is still fun.  Pat is grateful to the FWSR supporters who have sustained the group since the 1970’s.  Hurrah for past success and onward to new victories!

Pat’s parents were heavily involved with Rachel Carson in environmental work, so her environmental activism education began early.  Pat holds degrees from Vassar College, A.B. sociology and English; the Cambridge-Goddard School for Social Change, M.A.  women’s history; and the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, M.S Agriculture.  Pat’s a graduate, Class XVII, of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.  She spent most of her working career in production agriculture.  She moved to Trout Lake in 1991 to take a position as production manager at Trout Lake Farms.