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Ideas to Reach the Goals of Thirty x Thirty

In January 2021, the Biden administration announced a plan to protect 30 percent of the country’s land and water by 2030. The effort, which is global in scale, has been dubbed 30×30. History, especially the recent past, can offer some promising lessons to help guide the new campaign.

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The Value of the George Wright Society Conference

The events of the past year, along with the ongoing crisis of global climate change, all underscore the need for a robust system of protected areas that can serve as sites of dialogue, research, and rejuvenation. But how do we ensure that these sites, which vary tremendously in their scale and their approaches to land management, remain connected to one another? What mechanisms can be put in place to facilitate knowledge exchange among staff, partners, and volunteers? And how can we continue to bridge the artificial divides of science / humanities and nature / culture that (still) remain so pervasive?

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Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

The recently designated Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (NHA) is an exciting addition to the NHA program. Its boundaries are the saltwater coastlines of 14 counties in Washington State or roughly 3,000 miles of shoreline .25 mile from the mean high water mark. What opportunities and challenges are present in an effort so clearly focused on water and maritime landscapes?

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Ideas to Reach the Goals of Thirty x Thirty

In January 2021, the Biden administration announced a plan to protect 30 percent of the country’s land and water by 2030. The effort, which is global in scale, has been dubbed 30×30. History, especially the recent past, can offer some promising lessons to help guide the new campaign.

Read More »

The Value of the George Wright Society Conference

The events of the past year, along with the ongoing crisis of global climate change, all underscore the need for a robust system of protected areas that can serve as sites of dialogue, research, and rejuvenation. But how do we ensure that these sites, which vary tremendously in their scale and their approaches to land management, remain connected to one another? What mechanisms can be put in place to facilitate knowledge exchange among staff, partners, and volunteers? And how can we continue to bridge the artificial divides of science / humanities and nature / culture that (still) remain so pervasive?

Read More »

Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

The recently designated Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (NHA) is an exciting addition to the NHA program. Its boundaries are the saltwater coastlines of 14 counties in Washington State or roughly 3,000 miles of shoreline .25 mile from the mean high water mark. What opportunities and challenges are present in an effort so clearly focused on water and maritime landscapes?

Read More »