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Until the end, Brandborg never lost the fire in his belly, nor the conviction that brave acts of conservation aren't achieved by those who stake out middling positions. He was openly critical of groups he perceived were willing to compromise away dwindling wild landscapes being swarmed by more human ...
#“This is an amazing opportunity to finish off one of our most ambitious land conservation endeavors in our 38-year history,” said Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman. “As the Eagle Creek fire demonstrated last year, the Gorge is a treasure we can't take for granted. Our Preserve the Wonder campaign ...

The team behind Mongabay's Conservation Effectiveness series appreciates the feedback on our series offered by Madeleine McKinnon and her colleagues. We believe that we and the authors of the commentary share the common goals of encouraging and enabling conservation actions based on the ...
In the 2016 State of North American Birds report, an international team of scientists assessed the conservation status of 1,154 birds across Canada, the United States and Mexico. They found that over one-third of all North American bird species are at risk of extinction without meaningful conservation action.
The city of Framingham has received a $217,600 state grant for conservation of Wayside Forest, a 50-acre tract off Wayside Inn Road. The grant will allow the city to purchase a conservation restriction on the land, protecting it from future development, according to a press release. The landowners have ...
Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist known for her work to care for and return orphaned elephants to the wild, died of breast cancer on April 12 at the age of ... “Daphne's legacy is immeasurable and her passing will reverberate far and wide, because the difference she has made for conservation in Kenya is ...

Without a sound, Bill Tipton unclasped his hands to reach down and trace the rings of a stump where a tree long loomed in Shawnee State Forest — at least 80 years, by his quick count. This winter, loggers stripped the trees from this forest patch for timber. In their place, piles of fallen trees and the ...
This technology, which uses USDA's RUSLE2, is able to strategically place variable width buffers and other conservation practices (both structural practices and management) to achieve the biggest bang for the buck. Rather than seeding down a fixed-width buffer, for example, a farmer may want to ...
MADISON — A majority of outdoor lovers who attended the Conservation Congress' spring hearings say legislators should impose a user fee on state properties. The congress asked attendees at its spring hearings Monday if they would support a $5 fee on state land, fishery, wildlife and natural area users ...
A variety of different metrics have been used to prioritize species for conservation efforts, including the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) metric, developed at the Zoological Society of London. EDGE ranks each species based on its relative contribution to the total evolutionary history ...

“That this bloodsucking worm might suddenly advance conservation efforts is something few would have predicted,” he said. Terrestrial leeches are found in humid regions stretching from Madagascar to southern Asia to a number of Pacific islands. Some 70 species have been described, with many more ...
The secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will discuss the agency's efforts to prepare for and mitigate the risks associated with potential climate impacts to Pennsylvania during an appearance at Saint Vincent College. Cindy Adams Dunn will offer her views at 2:30 p.m. ...
After invasive species have been removed from an ecosystem, how do you measure recovery, and what can we learn from past efforts? A new study in the scientific journal Biological Invasions titled “When does invasive species removal lead to ecological recovery? Implications for management success” ...
People can now enter Beebe Woods off Sippewissett Road through the Kelly Woodland and Wildlife Corridor, a joint 300 Committee Land Trust and Buzzards Bay Coalition conservation land acquisition. The land is now accessible thanks to the help of local Boy Scouts who made the Mitzell/Hopkins trail ...
"It raised a tremendous amount of awareness through a lot of different vehicles about the importance of conservation and that we need to protect our natural resources," said Betty Jo Tompkins, the Soil and Water District's executive director. "We all know we cannot live without food and water.".
In the weeks since the horrific Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, conversations about gun control have dominated much of the national discourse. All eyes are locked on firearms—who's buying them and how, and what is the degree to which the gun ...
Many Americans may not think of farming as having a significant impact on our daily lives. However, legislation related to farming, commodities, food production and trade in the U.S. plays a critical role in aspects that affect every American: clean air, soil and water; fish and wildlife conservation; accessible, ...


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