I recently stumbled on an amazing network! Those of you interested in social science, humanities and spiritual ecology, take heed! These projects are all wonderful and there is so much potential in this line of inquiry and creative expression.
The paradigm is rooted in the ecological sciences, and is called Long Term Ecological Reflection. In ecology, randomly selected plots are visited over a long period of time to capture changes in ecosystems. The idea with LTER is to do with this same thing, but with the arts and humanities.
I love this idea so much! I want to incorporate this idea into doing more with sacred landscapes and urban forests as well. There is so much to explore in the realm of sense of place, and our changing world.