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NHA@30 New National Parks in the 1990s: Thinning of the Blood or a Much Needed Transfusion?

Reflections on a paper, originally written in 1991, which argued in favor of managing park units at a landscape scale. More than 20 years later, this concept is a widely accepted conservation practice, yet the National Park Service often still struggles in engaging its National Heritage Area partners in implementing these ideas in jointly in regions across the country.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Offers a Lesson in Conservation History

As Pennsylvania confronts the next massive wave of resource extraction – natural gas drilling, its citizens now have a primer on the lessons from their past owing to a recent decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Act 13, legislation from 2012 that sought to accommodate natural gas drilling. Learn more about what the court had to say about this controversial law.

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What Makes Us Take on Large Landscape Conservation?

In this first of a two part series, author Amy Rosenthal, secretary of the board of the Amazon Conservation Association, explores the history, contemporary challenges and benefits of working on a landscape-scale in the southwest Amazon. As the scale and rate of industrial development in the region grow exponentially, local communities and associations, place-based nonprofits and other collaborators have come together to plan and execute an ambitious initiative to address the environmental and human needs of this unique place.

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NHA@30 New National Parks in the 1990s: Thinning of the Blood or a Much Needed Transfusion?

Reflections on a paper, originally written in 1991, which argued in favor of managing park units at a landscape scale. More than 20 years later, this concept is a widely accepted conservation practice, yet the National Park Service often still struggles in engaging its National Heritage Area partners in implementing these ideas in jointly in regions across the country.

Read More »

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Offers a Lesson in Conservation History

As Pennsylvania confronts the next massive wave of resource extraction – natural gas drilling, its citizens now have a primer on the lessons from their past owing to a recent decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Act 13, legislation from 2012 that sought to accommodate natural gas drilling. Learn more about what the court had to say about this controversial law.

Read More »

What Makes Us Take on Large Landscape Conservation?

In this first of a two part series, author Amy Rosenthal, secretary of the board of the Amazon Conservation Association, explores the history, contemporary challenges and benefits of working on a landscape-scale in the southwest Amazon. As the scale and rate of industrial development in the region grow exponentially, local communities and associations, place-based nonprofits and other collaborators have come together to plan and execute an ambitious initiative to address the environmental and human needs of this unique place.

Read More »