April, 2024

Man spraying a lawn.

Why We Shouldn’t Have Lawns

Look around almost any neighborhood in the United States and you’re likely to see acres and acres of turf grass. How we got to this point of ‘lawn-superiority’ is the … Read more

Replacing lawn with native plants is a boon to local wildlife. Photo Credit: Elyse Jurgen

Grow Beyond No Mow May: Options for Reducing Your Lawn

Lawns are often thought of as a staple of an American home, but what role do they play in the future of gardening? Read our related blogs in this series, … Read more

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Longleaf for All’s Prescribed Fire Workshop

In the heart of Southeast Georgia, nestled within the vast expanse of longleaf pine forests, lies the Willie Hodges Estate Family Farm—a testament to the harmonious balance between economic prosperity … Read more

Photo showing two large direct air capture units placed adjacent to one another.

Removing Carbon Emissions from the Air

Direct Air Capture (DAC) is a climate tool that removes carbon dioxide from the ambient air. Since our natural carbon sinks like forests and oceans are overwhelmed, excess emissions have … Read more

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ECHO Elevates the Field at Local and National Conferences

Professional conferences provide a platform for like-minded organizations and professionals to come together to advance communication and collaboration around shared priorities that help shape the future of any given field. … Read more

National Wildlife Federation Introduces New Southeast Forestry Internship Program

The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Southeast Forestry Outreach Internship program is committed to cultivating the next generation of conservationists and professionals in the fields of forestry, prescribed fire, conservation and … Read more

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Why We Have Lawns

Many envision the ‘perfect’ American lawn as a lush, uniform green carpet that covers their outdoor space. But beneath this verdant facade lies a complex social history and significant environmental … Read more

White foam in a bunch sits on the sand.

PFAS Exposure for People and Wildlife

Following decades of their release into the environment, PFAS are ubiquitous and have been found in wildlife species in every continent. PFAS are commonly referred to as forever chemicals — … Read more

C2P2 Connects College Students & Locals on River Health

When Daniela Robles—a University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) senior and first-generation student in USCB’s Promise Scholars Program—connected with College and Community Partners Program (C2P2) through an internship in the … Read more

A brown and cream-colored owl looks directly into the camera.

The Solar Eclipse and Wildlife

On Monday, April 8, Americans from coast to coast will have their eyes turned to the skies. But as this year’s solar eclipse approaches totality, they shouldn’t forget to look … Read more

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