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By: Darci Palmquist
The Davis family signed a conservation easement in September 2017 with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) assisted, helping ensure that 2.3 miles of verdant riverfront land will not be developed. The agreement is proof, too, that conservation and private enterprise can coexist — and even thrive.
By: Doug Cordell
Through a public-private agreement, the ranchers graze their cattle on a 719-acre vernal pool grassland at the Warm Springs unit of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. With this pact, they’re keeping alive a ranching and land conservation heritage spanning four generations. The grazing, in turn, offers a host of benefits for endangered species at the seasonal pond.
By: Daniel Chapman
Westervelt, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, placed 335 federally threatened orangenacre muckets — mussels — into the creek with hopes of revitalizing a near-extinct species.
By: Sara Boario
Jamieson is a self-described “fan of the refuge idea.” He knows his conservation history and can thoroughly explain how hunters have been instrumental in funding wildlife management and research, and restoring game populations.
By: Ashley McConnell
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with partners to recover the southern sea otter and educate the public about their important role in our coastal ecosystems.
By: Meagan Racey
Dairy Farmer Brings Together Turtles and Cows
By: Emily Nason
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and private land owner Earl Thompson propose to restore a river that feeds into to Blackwater River which was severely impacted from erosion in Okaloosa County, Florida.
By: Thomas Daniels
Conservations easements can be complex. Thomas Daniels breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.
By: Lauri Munroe-Hultma
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By: Boyd Schulz
Honesty, integrity, and productive partnerships thrive amid the native grasslands, wetlands, gravel-bottom creeks, and calcareous fens of Blue Bell Ranch in northeastern South Dakota.The reason: Herb and Bev Hamann, the ranch’s owners and land stewards for the past 45 years.
By: Andrea Medeiros
Thousands of Pacific walruses now show up, raising concerns and sparking a community-wide effort to help the massive marine mammal survive in a dramatically changing environment.
By: Isaac Burke
In the last few years, weevils have become one of the best lines of defense against Polygonum perfoliatum, better known as the mile-a-minute vine. It’s an apt nickname: the a creeping, prickly perennial invasive plant has quickly wedged its way into landscapes all along the Eastern Seaboard.
By: Samantha Brooke
The marsh represents more than a good place to fish or a spot to play in the water. The marsh serves as a hurricane buffer, a sort of natural sponge that can absorb just about the worst that nature can throw at the Texas coastline.