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Looking Back on Landscape Scale Conservation

The origin story of the landscape scale conservation movement has yet to be told. However, in the United States, there has been a long tradition of managing fish and wildlife habitat with the understanding that species preservation required the conservation of wider ecosystems. Today the movement has received reinforcement from the nonprofit sector organizations such as the Network for Landscape Conservation.

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Half Earth and Thirty by Thirty – Large Landscape Ideas Take Hold

How much of our planet needs to be protected to conserve its biodiversity? Renowned biologist, naturalist, and author E.O. Wilson proposes saving half the planet. He argues it is the amount required to save 80 percent of the world’s species. More recently a global scientific consensus has emerged around a more specific formula – to conserve 30 percent of the planet’s lands and waters by 2030.

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Saving America’s Amazon: The threat to our nation’s most biodiverse river

Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River by Ben Raines takes us deep into one of those places that need our best ideas on protecting one of our most valuable, but little know watersheds – the Mobile River system and specifically the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Beautifully written and illustrated, this book is a testament to why we need to act now.

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The National Heritage Areas Act: Now is the Time

The first National Heritage Area was designated in 1984 and today there 55 areas showcasing the nation’s rich cultural and natural resources. But while evaluations and lived experience show the success of the idea, official acknowledgement of NHAs as part of the park service family has not been achieved despite years of advocacy. Read here why now is the time to recognize NHAs as a legislatively authorized component part of the National Park Service.

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Looking Back on Landscape Scale Conservation

The origin story of the landscape scale conservation movement has yet to be told. However, in the United States, there has been a long tradition of managing fish and wildlife habitat with the understanding that species preservation required the conservation of wider ecosystems. Today the movement has received reinforcement from the nonprofit sector organizations such as the Network for Landscape Conservation.

Read More »

Half Earth and Thirty by Thirty – Large Landscape Ideas Take Hold

How much of our planet needs to be protected to conserve its biodiversity? Renowned biologist, naturalist, and author E.O. Wilson proposes saving half the planet. He argues it is the amount required to save 80 percent of the world’s species. More recently a global scientific consensus has emerged around a more specific formula – to conserve 30 percent of the planet’s lands and waters by 2030.

Read More »

Saving America’s Amazon: The threat to our nation’s most biodiverse river

Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River by Ben Raines takes us deep into one of those places that need our best ideas on protecting one of our most valuable, but little know watersheds – the Mobile River system and specifically the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Beautifully written and illustrated, this book is a testament to why we need to act now.

Read More »

The National Heritage Areas Act: Now is the Time

The first National Heritage Area was designated in 1984 and today there 55 areas showcasing the nation’s rich cultural and natural resources. But while evaluations and lived experience show the success of the idea, official acknowledgement of NHAs as part of the park service family has not been achieved despite years of advocacy. Read here why now is the time to recognize NHAs as a legislatively authorized component part of the National Park Service.

Read More »