Written by Bob Bendick | May 23rd, 2013
America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.
Written by Bob Bendick | April 23rd, 2013
Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.
Written by Bob Bendick | January 18th, 2013
The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.
Written by Bob Bendick | October 16th, 2012
No place, not even Yellowstone in winter, is unaffected by human impacts. This means every place requires some form of management, even if only to protect what remains of its “natural” condition.
Written by Bob Bendick | September 20th, 2012
While conservation in America has changed over the years, one this is clear: the conservation of our natural resources is a foundation for the American way of life.
Written by Bob Bendick | July 3rd, 2012
A new public opinion poll done for the Conservancy reveals that the overwhelming majority of Americans still believe in conserving our natural resources and that they consider conservation patriotic.
Written by Bob Bendick | June 22nd, 2012
The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill with strong bi-partisan support. The Nature Conservancy takes a look at several particularly good features of this important conservation milestone.
Written by Bob Bendick | June 14th, 2012
The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.
Written by Bob Bendick | May 21st, 2012
Today’s politicians could learn much about how to leave a meaningful legacy for future generations of Americans by studying Dick Weinstein’s approach to getting things done.