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Climate Change and Heritage Landscapes

Our changing climate is causing radical alteration to the earth’s ecosystems and the focus has been on the impact to flora and fauna. Less recognized have been the impacts that are wrought on our treasured cultural landscape. However, as the climate threat looms larger the discussion is broadening to look at cultural heritage impacts.

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The Green River Drift: Transhumance in the America West

Transhumance – the practice of seasonally moving livestock from winter pastures in the lowlands to summer grazing in the mountains – is an ancient intangible and cultural tradition practiced all over the world. The term usually invokes quaint and idyllic images of sheepherders in the European Alps or Pyrenees Mountains and not Wyoming cowboys. Read how the Upper Green River Cattle Association has kept this tradition alive in the United States.

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National Academy releases report on Large Landscape Conservation   

In November 2015 the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report “An Evaluation of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives”, which concluded that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges and that the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) provide a framework for addressing that need. The NAS undertook the study pursuant to a Congressional directive to evaluate the LCC program.

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Taking on Large Landscape Conservation in the Amazon – Part II

The Amazon Conservation Association, a consortium of Peruvian, Bolivian, and U.S. conservation organizations, is working on an ambitious regional plan to address threats to the forest and human welfare across multiple international borders. Find out more about this work in the second of a two part series on large landscape conservation in the Amazon.

Read More »

Climate Change and Heritage Landscapes

Our changing climate is causing radical alteration to the earth’s ecosystems and the focus has been on the impact to flora and fauna. Less recognized have been the impacts that are wrought on our treasured cultural landscape. However, as the climate threat looms larger the discussion is broadening to look at cultural heritage impacts.

Read More »

The Green River Drift: Transhumance in the America West

Transhumance – the practice of seasonally moving livestock from winter pastures in the lowlands to summer grazing in the mountains – is an ancient intangible and cultural tradition practiced all over the world. The term usually invokes quaint and idyllic images of sheepherders in the European Alps or Pyrenees Mountains and not Wyoming cowboys. Read how the Upper Green River Cattle Association has kept this tradition alive in the United States.

Read More »

National Academy releases report on Large Landscape Conservation   

In November 2015 the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report “An Evaluation of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives”, which concluded that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges and that the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) provide a framework for addressing that need. The NAS undertook the study pursuant to a Congressional directive to evaluate the LCC program.

Read More »

Taking on Large Landscape Conservation in the Amazon – Part II

The Amazon Conservation Association, a consortium of Peruvian, Bolivian, and U.S. conservation organizations, is working on an ambitious regional plan to address threats to the forest and human welfare across multiple international borders. Find out more about this work in the second of a two part series on large landscape conservation in the Amazon.

Read More »