LandCAN Conservation Success Stories

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Grassland Love Affair


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.


Big Visitors, Big Challenge


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.


Getting Into The Weevils


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. 


No Jimmy Buffet Here


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.