We are pleased to welcome Ben Goldfarb to our hallowed halls, where he will join Erik Vance and Richard Panek in being Very Tall, and also Very Erudite. You may know Ben for his incredible writing about fish, the ocean, and all manner of wildlife topics. If not, then you certainly know him for his award-amassing beaver expertise. And if not even that, we have no doubt that you will soon know him for his writing on road ecology. Or even just his writing in this, his first post as an official Person of LWON.