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  • American bison
    Herd of American Bison aims to restore wild herds to the plains
    A herd of bison is scheduled to be released into northern Colorado this year, with the aim of restoring wild bison herds to some of the plains areas. The release will take place north of Wellington at the Soapstone Prairie Natural area, a small...
  • Get informed and take action during National Invasive Species Awareness Week
    Get informed and take action during National Invasive Species Awareness Week
    Anyone who has stepped on a mound of dirt only to be stung by an aggressive swarm of small ants whose venom left blistered welts that burned and itched for days afterward has encountered an invasive species transplanted to Florida from somewhere...
  • Sea Otter In Kelp
    The Importance of Preserving Sea Otters
    Sea otters are the adorable and well known aquatic members of the weasel family. They were hunted to near extinction in the early 1900’s, but have since grown back to over 106,000 individuals worldwide. However, this is not close to their...
  • Spotted Lanternfly
    New invasive threat to PA agriculture discovered in Berks County
    Once again an invasive species from Asia could cause dramatic problems to Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and tree growing industries. The Spotted Lanternfly which is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam has recently been detected...
  • Kissing Frogs, by Alisha Sevigny
    Kissing Frogs, by Alisha Sevigny
    Kissing Frogs is Alisha Sevigny’s first young adult novel. Ms Sevigny’s website says “A shameless romantic, Alisha and her husband have travelled the world together. On a trip to Panama Alisha fell in love with the country,...
  • Tufted titmouse
    Get ready for the 18th annual GBBC; February 13-16
    The 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, February 13, through Monday, February 16, 2015. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds all across the world. Bird watchers...
  • Lake Mead
    Water conservation a top concern in the Colorado River Basin
    Water usage and conservation has been a contentious issue in the western states for well over a century, and with good reason. Population growth has exploded in many cities along the Colorado River Basin, which serves over 40 million people in...
  • A love forged between father and son in 'The Emerald Forest'
    A love forged between father and son in 'The Emerald Forest'
    Inspired by a true story, "The Emerald Forest" weaves a tale of the love forged between father and son and the power that brings them together when two very different worlds threaten to collide.When the story begins, Bill Markham, ...
  • The Hive Orlando celebrates two years of environmental action
    The Hive Orlando celebrates two years of environmental action
    In February 2013, an innovative concept in raising awareness and promoting positive action was born in Orlando. This community of industrious local leaders focused on sustainable measures encouraging environmental conservation practices throughout...
  • Northern long-eared bat
    The battle to conserve the northern long-eared bat
    A newly discovered fungus, is seriously threatening the northern long-eared bat population in the United States, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is making a dedicated effort to help conserve this bat species’ population. Standing in...
  • FWS announces policy on expanding and starting national wildlife refuges
    FWS announces policy on expanding and starting national wildlife refuges
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has updated its policy regarding growth of national wildlife refuges. FWS announced in the Federal Register of Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 that its new Strategic Growth Policy will focus on using the agency&...
  • Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    It was announced toady that the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $2.7 million in funding for three local conservation projects in Illinois. The announcement was made by U. S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who stated the funding comes...
  • Seabirds foraging in the Pacific
    Strange mass die-off of birds off California coast baffles scientists
    A mass die-off of several species off the California coast has been baffling scientists. The main victim is mostly a small seabird called a Cassin’s auklet. Reports of up to tens of thousands of these birds have been washing up on California...
  • American Kestrel
    American Kestrel flying at the Trexler Nature Preserve
    For the past few weeks an American Kestrel has been seen in the fields just north of the Environmental Center in the Central Range at the Trexler Nature Preserve in Schnecksville. The kestrel has been seen on almost a daily basis.What makes this...
  • Living a Land Ethic
    Review of 'Living a Land Ethic' by Stephen Laubach
    Have you every wondered about the land that contains and surrounds the famous shack from the classic A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold? This land has had a rich history and contiues to evolve as culture, climate, and people change. Learn about...