Peterson was president (1979–85) of the National Audubon Society and led the International Council for Bird Preservation and the Center on the Long-Term Biological Consequences of Nuclear War.
He then served as chairman (1973–76) of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality and cochaired a task force whose work led to the banning of chlorofluorocarbons in aerosol sprays and as refrigerants because of the damage the chemicals did to the ozone layer of the atmosphere. Kingsnorth’s is a much-needed perspective in the environmental movement, recovering or otherwise.”—Star Tribune (Minneapolis)“Versed in both art and science, he uses an engaging prose style to link disparate topics, from cave paintings to the space race, from the poetry of Charles Bukowski to the Norman Conquest. But as the environmental movement began to focus on “sustainability” rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake, and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. The overall effect is necessarily grim, but often remarkably uplifting as well. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. Every essay provides food for thought and given a chance, can rearrange the way you view things. She has written the script, "Everything Has a Spirit," a PBS documentary on American Indian religious freedom.In 2007, Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.