Written by Blaine Sergew | March 4, 2014
When I signed up to work on the Conservancy’s LEAF program, I knew it would change the lives of our interns. What I had not banked on was how it would change mine.
Written by Mark Tercek | February 28, 2014
As Black History Month draws to a close, Mark Tercek and Hazel Wong reflect on how to build a broader and more diverse conservation movement.
Written by Mark Tercek | February 25, 2014
What’s Elizabeth Kolbert’s favorite endangered species? Read her interview with Mark Tercek about her book The Sixth Extinction.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | February 21, 2014
As a balmy Sochi Olympics wraps up, other parts of the world grapple with droughts and the “polar vortex.” What does this mean for our water supplies? In this reality, writes Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, the role of nature in securing a sustainable water future becomes critically important.
Written by Randy Edwards | February 20, 2014
Invasive species threats sometimes seem abstract. But not when beautiful trees start to disappear, writes blogger Randy Edwards. Can we save the eastern hemlock forest before it’s too late?
Written by Paul Kingsbury | February 18, 2014
The benefits of urban conservation projects are well known: clean water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation. But blogger Paul Kingsbury found something unexpected while walking Nashville’s Greenways: community.
Written by Kerry Brophy-Lloyd | February 12, 2014
You probably think of the tumbling tumbleweed as an icon of the Old West. Well, not quite. The plant star of Western movies (and The Big Lebowski) is actually a highly invasive weed. Learn more about the real tumbleweed.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | February 3, 2014
As countries around the globe look to scale up water sustainability, Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that protecting natural infrastructure — lakes, aquifers and wetlands — is in many cases the most cost-effective option to provide clean water.
Written by Katherine Sather | February 1, 2014
Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation. From civil rights icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Junior – who spoke out about urban environmental issues – to sustainably minded scientists like George Washington Carver, African Americans have played a key role in our environmental history. Their legacy lives on in our national parks, natural places and even legislation.
Written by Jack Hurd | January 31, 2014
More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.