Conservation

forest

2022 Wood Furniture Scorecard Reveals Promising Trends in Responsible Wood Sourcing

One of the greatest  threats to forests  is environmentally harmful and unsustainable logging practices — including illegal logging, which is an epidemic in some parts of the world. The furniture … Read more

oyster castle

Pilot Oyster Retrofit Installed in the Choptank River

An Oyster Retrofit is a novel approach to green-gray infrastructure and adapt to sea level rise. This concept was developed by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental … Read more

gray wolf

Predator Impacts on the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease — a disease caused by misfolded proteins in the brain — impacting cervids, such as deer, elk, and moose, across the … Read more

Great Western Trail (South of Big Mountain Pass)

Urban Water Providers Protect Water for Wildlife

For over a century, the Wasatch Mountainous expanse of Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Parleys, and City Creek Canyons has served as Salt Lake City’s municipal watersheds, one of the oldest … Read more

Mine-scarred Land and Orange Rivers–a Story of Land Degradation and Reclamation in Pennsylvania

Over 5,000 abandoned underground mines dot the landscape in Pennsylvania. And although these underground channels are near invisible from the surface, there is one identifying factor you can’t miss. Bright … Read more

river overlook

Conservation Work Benefits from Many Hands

We’ve been at it again! A summer spent in the field carrying out focused restoration work to retain water on the landscape for longer. Together with volunteers, we’ve covered a … Read more

mountain view

In Unforgettable Bits and Pieces: How Three National Parks Stole My Heart

This summer took me to three of the nation’s natural treasures: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, and Isle Royale National Parks. Three completely different parts of the country, and each … Read more

Sackett property

The Saga Continues: The Sacketts, the Lawsuit, and the Clean Water Act

In 2004 an Idaho couple, Chantell and Mike Sackett, purchased a plot of land, hoping to develop it for personal use. Instead of conducting comprehensive environmental and land use history … Read more

Clean Water Under Threat at Supreme Court

On October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could remove longstanding protections for roughly half the nation’s streams and wetlands. Sackett v. EPA — an already … Read more

several tall white wind mills stand against a desert mountain landscape.

Alternative Energy Can’t Move Forward Without These Critical Minerals

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that the world is set to reach the 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in the next two decades. Therefore, we must … Read more