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Fish Grow on Trees

My “ah-ha!” moment happened at a presentation I attended a few years ago. A slide on the screen showed two rows of fish: on the left, smaller fish from a …

Northern Cheyenne tribal members gather to oppose the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in January 2013. Photo from Northern Cheyenne Tribe

The Otter Creek Mine Dries Up

About two years ago, I wrote about my partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and why the Otter Creek Mine would never be built. It wasn’t just a guess, a …

Photo by Jeremy Roberts, Conservation Media, LLC

Fish of Steel

What Happens When Our Most Spectacular Trout Runs Into Man-Made Kryptonite? Unless you’re an angler, you’ve probably never heard the term “steelhead”. Most Americans don’t know that a steelhead is …

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Students Build a Monarch Refuge

The Innovation Academy is a specialized program at Martin Middle School that is focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Academy was established in Fall of 2015 with …

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Monarch Heroes in Texas

Student-led team tackles waste at Park Forest Elementary School.

Earth Heroes Hope to “Zero Out” Waste

The traditional Hawaiian land concept of ahupua‘a (from the mountain to the sea) forms the basis for biocultural conservation approaches today. Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kauai is a living example of this where conservation programs extend from the community-managed subsistence near-shore fishery to the top of the cloud forest where fenced areas and predator-control programs protect endangered sea birds during nesting season. Photo courtesy of National Tropical Botanical Garden

The Olympics of the Conservation World: Coming to Hawai‘i

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Tongue River Railroad Roar Comes to a Screeching Halt

On a recent crystalline cold, moonlit night, I was driving east on Montana Highway 12 to Helena, the state capital. Like many highways, Highway 12 winds through the Little Blackfoot …

Elk. Photo by National Wildlife Photo contest entrant Sandee Harraden

A Fund Worth Conserving

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out I grew up in the great state of New Jersey – not exactly a place that comes to mind for outstanding outdoor opportunities …

Seek Academy students are eager to care for their new garden. Photo by Uzma Chowdhury

New Jersey Eco-Schools Exemplify the Benefits of Funding Programs

Making schools more sustainable benefits our communities, our environment, wildlife, and our students. But it doesn’t come without hard work and sometimes money. Let’s face it – resources can be difficult to obtain …

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