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Land Conservation

Deforestation: Give credit where credit is due

Justin Adams | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

Eliminating deforestation by 2030 can be done, but it is going to take a step change in attitudes and action by many players. Despite indicators of progress, deforestation is continuing and governments are showing resistance to the intervention and ambitions of western companies and NGOs.

Obama Administration Calls For 12 Million Acre 'Wilderness' Area In Arctic Refuge

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday finalized its recommendation to expand protected areas of Alaska's Arctic National ...

How Long Will New Jersey Remain the 'Garden' State?

Eliot Daley | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eliot Daley

Those just passing through can't possibly comprehend how serious we are about preserving what is lovely, and restoring what has been defiled. But little do those passing through know, either, of the rising threat to these treasures that define us as The Garden State.

Mendocino -- and America -- Puts Out "Welcome" Mat for Secretary Jewell

Jim Baca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jim Baca

I hope the Secretary continues visiting with Americans who want their public lands protected - and heeding their concerns

Beyond Yellowstone: When Conservationists Play Offense

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.

Gratitude for Farmers and the Farmland That Provide for Us

Leah Mayor | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Leah Mayor

Through consistent and deliberate year-round work, farmers provide us with the makings of our holiday traditions. They grow the flowers that adorn our tables, the wreaths on our doors, and the Christmas trees that are a centerpiece for many families.

For the Love of Country

Javier Sierra | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Among us Hispanics nothing defines our ties to nature, to the divine creation better than the amor por el terruño, or loosely translated, our love of country, an often spiritual connection with the land that sees us grow, that nurtures us, that gives us life.

Re-kindling America's Golden Era of Building Large-Scale Parks and Reserves

Sean Gerrity | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Sean Gerrity

I don't believe our window of opportunity has closed on building new big reserves; not yet anyway. But we need to be much more creative and more optimistic if we are going to breathe new life into, and reawaken, that Golden Era.

Safeguarding a Federal Conservation Program, Without Taxpayer Money

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

Many of America's most special places were protected by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the House is considering a plan which would effectively eliminate its funding this year.

Bringing Americans Together to Vote for Land and Water

Ernest Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ernest Cook

On November 2, voters in dozens of municipalities, counties and special districts will have the opportunity to say "yes" to ballot measures that fund parks and conservation.

Federal Conservation Fund Gets Boost: Will States Follow?

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Rogers

Even if you hike, fish, hunt, ski, bike, or view wildlife in any of our iconic national parks, historic sites, and wildlife refuges, you might be unaw...

For Environmentalists, to Love a Place Is to Preserve It

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Cunningham

Ecopsychological health involves more than living in a beautiful place; it's about the relationship between a place and all its inhabitants.

Once-In-a-Generation Conservation Opportunities, From Cities to the Wilderness

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

Because of the real estate market, prized conservation lands--farms, forests, wildlife habitat, and watersheds--are available at once-in-a-generation prices.