Clay Carrington

Clay CarringtonClay Carrington is a writer for The Nature Conservancy, based in San Antonio, Texas. A former journalist, he has the strength of 10 men (though sadly all writers) and blogs about whichever conservation stories catch his eye.

Clay's Posts

Conservancy’s Laura Huffman on the Gulf Oil Spill and What’s Next

June 7th, 2010

What's next for the Gulf? The Nature Conservancy's Laura Huffman says Texas Gulf restoration projects can lead the way. More

Green Your E This April 1!

April 1st, 2010

Want to green your computing? Clay Carrington offers tips -- from composting your tweets and IMs to demanding shade-grown javascript -- that can make your e-world so much more eco-friendly, this April 1 and all year long... More

My Top 10 Water Songs: The Unheralded (and Mostly Texas) Edition

February 11th, 2010

The search for the top 10 H2O-themed songs continues as Clay Carrington gives us his favorite watery tunes...most from Texas, some not. Have you heard any of these? More

If a Tree Falls in the Valley: The Sabal Palm and the Border Fence

June 22nd, 2009

n order to save rare sabal palms that would otherwise be leveled by construction of the United States-Mexico border fence, the Conservancy is partnering with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon Texas in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to transplant palms to safe ground, one tree at a time. More

It’s Still Not Easy Bein’ Green: The Plight of Gopher Frogs

May 29th, 2009

Thanks to the Conservancy's work restoring gopher frogs in Georgia, Kermit's not the only amphibian on PBS anymore. More

Where Is The Spot-Tailed Earless Lizard?

May 14th, 2009

  “Some see the glass as half empty, and some see it as half full. Conservationists see the glass as too big.” I chuckled when I read that quote recently in a profile of John Karges, the peerless Texas naturalist and wildlife biologist. Clever aphorisms aside, optimism and conservation can often be difficult to reconcile. […] More

New Poll Results: Nature Wins

April 13th, 2009

I’ve always been a little wary of polls. They often call to mind political hatchet men or Madison Avenue hucksters. Occasionally, though, polls can make even a cynic like me take heart. Two recent polls – conducted by independent research companies on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and partner organizations — surveyed voters in Texas and […] More

Howard Cheek and the Relevance of Beauty

April 3rd, 2009

With so much attention being paid to the entirety of America’s bird species, this might be a good time to take a closer look at a few individual birds. A cardinal, perhaps, with wings stretched wide for a soft landing; or a ruby-throated hummingbird, frozen in mid-flight, its tiny, feathered body floating against a deep […] More

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