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The Conservancy's George Gress and Sarah Johnson tag hemlock trees at Woodbourne Preserve. Photo: Mike Eckley/TNC
Quality deer management is about more than producing trophy bucks. Photo: © Kent Mason
Does logging have any place in a "pristine" eastern forest? Photo: George C. Gress/TNC
Young sea turtles hatch from eggs almost simultaneously. New research suggests they coordinate hatching through sounds emitted while still in the eggs.
Photo credit: Flickr user Terry Ross through a Creative Commons 2.0 license.
The Argentine black and white tegu -- which grows to over 4 feet and east the eggs of other reptiles -- is becoming an invasive pest in Florida. Photo credit: © 2013 Karine Aigner and Ken Geiger for The Nature Conservancy
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William Housty collects grizzly bear fur for genetic analysis. Photo: © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Cristina Eisenberg. Photo: Trevor Angel
Social surveys using tablet computers cost less than 40% of similar surveys using paper forms because interviews went faster and there were no additional time was spent on data entry. Photo credit: Jessica Musengezi/TNC
A luna moth (Actias luna). Photo by Flickr user magnolia1000 via a Creative Commons license.
Pygmy rabbit. Photo: H. Ulmschneider (BLM) and R. Dixon (IDFG)
Although piranha have fierce a reputation, some don't even eat meat. Photo credit: Flickr user Leo Reynolds, via a Creative Commons 2.0 license.
A resting ocelot. Photo: © Lynn McBride
A recently tagged male Texas ocelot. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A TNC volunteer watching for amphibian signs. Photo Courtesy of Holly Copeland.
A school of snappers thrive... Photo credit: Trina Leberer/TNC

Forest Dilemmas

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the 21st century. Join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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