Stacy Small-Lorenz

Stacy works on climate-smart conservation and the use of nature-based approaches for protecting people and wildlife from the impacts of climate change and other natural hazards. An avian ecologist by training, she holds a doctorate in Avian Ecology from University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked for the last 20 years in the field of conservation science, including research & monitoring, habitat restoration design & management, and wildlife-related policy work. She enjoys backcountry skiing and flatwater paddling, and is out in the wilds of West Virginia in the winter or somewhere along the Potomac River in the summer when she’s not working on her backyard habitat skills at home in Maryland.
Great Blue Heron at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Alan Waters

Living Shorelines: Birds and Blue Carbon

We often say that healthy coastal ecosystems can help reduce risks from climate change impacts like sea level rise, more frequent and intense coastal storms, and related erosion, while providing valuable …

Least tern family. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ursula Dubrick

Resilience Allies, Tell Us Your Stories!

Floods, hurricanes, and severe coastal storms pose increasing risk to people and wildlife living along the thousands of miles of America’s coasts and rivers — but ecological solutions that safeguard …

Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware …

monarchs on goldenrod

Postcard from Cape Monarch

Crossing the Delaware Bay on my way to New Jersey yesterday, migrating monarchs were flying past the ferry, and I was lucky enough to land at the same time as …

Belted Kingfisher

Is That Sushi Safe, Kingfisher?

If you love paddling, swimming or just walking along the banks of creeks and rivers like I do, you are probably familiar with the head-turning chatter of the Belted Kingfisher …

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