Born and raised in Seattle, educated at the University of Washington, Ruth Loomis came to live in the Straits of Georgia on small Pylades Island in 1952. She recollected her impressions and local history in Small Stories of a Gentle Island (Ladysmith: Reflections Press, 1986). In her tribute to Merv Wilkinson's renewable logging practices, Wildwood: A Forest for the Future (Reflections Press, 1990), co-written with Wilkinson, she recounts how the Yellowpoint logger had nine harvests from his 136-acre property in 41 years since 1939. Loomis operates Reflections Press with her partner Neil Aitken on Gabriola Island.

[BCBW 1992] "Forestry" "Local History"