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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 ...

#"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ... commerce Ohio
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 ...
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, ...
The rest is conservation land, but only some of it has been preserved through land trusts. It's that small piece that the governor blames for rising taxes, even though on some level taxes are paid on the vast majority of land conserved through trusts (and in other cases, land trusts make payments in lieu of ...
Perhaps this extinction could have been avoided by a straightforward conservation plan, but political indifference and red tape got in the way. The fate of this little mammal is symbolic of the larger problems in Australia's management of threatened species. In the last 200 years Australia has had the highest ...
The Seychelles, an island nation in East Africa, recently announced the creation of two new Marine Protected Areas roughly as big as Great Britain. It's part of what The Telegraph called a debt-for-nature swap: the island nation gets a $20 million debt relief plan backed by investors (including the foundation ...
As more people arrive in Gallatin County, it's going to get harder to hold onto the land that drew many to the area. A crowd of open space advocates asked local leaders Wednesday night how they'll balance development with conservation. “This valley is going to keep on growing, the wave is coming, we're ...
MEDWAY - The town is looking at ways to ensure conservation land remains unspoiled in the years to come. Town officials debated this week the best way to meet a state mandate that open space properties purchased using community preservation funds have a conservation restriction held by a third ...
The first step in becoming involved with EQIP programs is to visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District office. A trained NRCS soil conservationist will help you develop a comprehensive resource conservation plan that meets your goals and vision for the land. Practices available for your property ...
At its Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 15 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some endangered species—while ...
LEE — Dorn Cox was honored recently at the National Association of Conservation District's annual meeting held in Nashville, Tennessee. Dorn received the inaugural Hugh Hammond Bennett Excellence in Conservation Award. Cox serves as the vice-chair of the Strafford County Conservation District ...
Conservation on private land produces tangible benefits for wildlife, water quality, erosion control and floodwater storage. Studies have shown that farmers appreciate the benefits they receive from participating in these programs, such as more productive soil and better hunting and wildlife viewing on their ...
Each winner will be recognized at the ASA Awards Banquet on Feb. 28, 2018, at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. During the banquet, one of the farmers will be chosen as the national winner. The Conservation Legacy Award is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental ...
“The CIG program is critical for developing science, technology and innovative tools to address natural resource concerns on Oregon's private working lands,” said State Conservationist Ronald Alvarado. “CIG helps bridge the gap between initial product development and taking that product or approach to ...
A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production. The grant, which is administered through the USDA ...
In 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was signed by the United States and Great Britain/Canada. For a century, this law has been central to comprehensive bird conservation efforts throughout North America and beyond. It is one of the first wildlife protection laws in America and one of the National Audubon ...
MILTON — The members of the Milton Conservation Commission are asking for town support of their effort to add a 5.5-acre abutting parcel to the 73 acres on Casey Road already approved for conservation. Article 17 will be voted on March 13 at the polls. Conservation of the 73-acre property plus the ...
... would have for things such as raising and stocking fish, or taking care of a conservation area, or doing some kind of research on native species, or helping private property owners in the state create wildlife habitat on their land," Joe Jerek, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Conservation said.
On Friday morning, Anderson and five other amateur bird-watchers attended the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Griswold Conservation Area in Blue Mound. Their job was to ... “We are looking for any and all birds,” said Richie Wolf, nature center manager for the Macon County Conservation District. +2.
Conservation on private land produces tangible benefits for wildlife, water quality, erosion control and floodwater storage. Studies have shown that farmers appreciate the benefits they receive from participating in these programs, such as more productive soil and better hunting and wildlife viewing on their ...
President Donald Trump's 2019 budget request would slash funding for farm bill conservation programs by about $13 billion over 10 years, on top of cuts already sustained in the 2014 Farm Bill. In a recent study, we found that it is highly uncertain whether the benefits these programs have produced will be ...
A coalition of public and private partners announced last week that 11 square miles of land near Olney will be added to the Stillwater State Forest, ensuring permanent public access while simultaneously protecting important wildlife habitat. Leaders from both sides of the aisle have praised the effort, with a ...
Aligned with other like-minded partners across multiple disciplines, this effort will address conservation and commerce in the Caribbean . The consortium will start with a “Spotlight on Cuba” and will focus on other Caribbean destinations in the future. In 2016, JetBlue became the first U.S. airline to bring ...
At the kickoff of the 36th Southeastern Wildlife Exposition on Wednesday, a new award that is hoped to become “the Oscars for conservation” was given to a duo ... celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna, conservationist Ivan Carter, National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre and astronaut Charlie Duke.
The tropics are home to the greatest diversity of plants and animals on Earth. Yet many of these hotspots are in war zones that disregard the rules of democracy and nurture an indefinite influence of corruption. During the 10 years I've worked in tropical countries, I have seen the human toll on biodiversity both exaggerated ...
Instead of spending enormous amounts of money on "absurd research" and conservation-irrelevant work, let's put the dollars towards supporting those living in these bio-diverse hotspots. This would allow them to improve their living conditions and to serve as guardians who keep a watchful eye on ...
City Council on Thursday rejected an appeal from environmental and consumer activist Paul Robbins to overturn a staff decision to accept Texas Gas Service's 2018 conservation adjustment clause rate. The conservation adjustment clause rate is the extra money consumers pay for the utility to fund its ...
He said it's nice, yet challenging at times, to work together as a family. “It's different, but it's rewarding. It's a challenge but it's always fun.” Thad Eshleman, SWCD resource conservationist, explained what brought the family to his attention to receive the award. The farm started in 1892 by John Redeker Sr., ...
MUNCIE, Ind. — The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County has announced the availability of applications for grants through the foundation's Land Conservation Fund. The Land Conservation Fund was created to preserve and protect important conservation and recreation areas ...
Gaudence Milanzi, the Permanent Secretary in the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, speaks at the China-Tanzania Forum on Wildlife Conservation and Tourism Development held on February 6. 2018 in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.(Xinhua). DAR ES SALAAM, Feb.
The ups and downs of the research process underlie every scientific publication, yet rarely make it into the final paper. A new collection, "Conservation Stories from the Front Lines," publishing between 5-7 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, captures the long-neglected human side of ...
But as much as the conservation work is about the animals, the prize — which comes with a $250,000 cash award — is about recognizing those who carry out the ... P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D. (University of Washington; Penguin Sentinels) — Conservationist dedicated to the study of global warming's impact on ...
Colleagues credit Martin with increasing the conservation community's understanding of the trade of wildlife parts through his often-undercover ... Esmond Bradley Martin, a well-known elephant and rhino conservationist, has been found dead, apparently of a stab wound to his neck, according to multiple ...
In the past decade or so, a private market for conservation and ecosystem repair has sprung into existence. Novel financial instruments, like “pay for performance” contracts potentially worth billions, have helped solve environmental problems by providing incentives to companies and landowners. Yet there ...


 

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