Renewal in a land of 13 springs

In Van Buren County, Michigan, there's a little-known land of springs, hidden seeps and gushers: eternally transparent and forever cold.

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Portman Nature Preserve / Photo by Mitch Lettow, courtesy of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
March 21, 2019
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Reinventing an urban river

The Milwaukee River has long been important to the health and wellbeing of locals, whether for commerce or recreation.

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Milwaukee River Greenway / Photo courtesy of KidsMicroint
March 20, 2019
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The heart of a community

If you're wondering how communities benefit from Farm Bill conservation programs, let me tell you about Zenda Farms.

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An up close encounter with nature at Thousand Islands Land Trust’s 18th Annual Community Picnic at Zenda Farms in 2018. / Photo by Bill Munro
March 14, 2019
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Farm Bill helps forests, too

It allocates about $1.8 billion over the next four years for the tools our nation's private forest owners need to keep our forests healthy.

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Pacific Forest Trust President Laurie Wayburn leads a tour of the recently protected Mountcrest Working Forest near Ashland, Oregon. / Photo by Elliott Wayburn-Best
March 13, 2019
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Saving land for youth and nature

"We have generations of people who come back and say there is just something about this camp, about this land."

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Camp Amnicon / Photo courtesy of Landmark Conservancy/West Wisconsin Land Trust
March 11, 2019
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Saving a piece of history

This past September the accredited Brandywine Conservancy commemorated the 241st anniversary of the American Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine through its acquisition of a key piece of land within the heart of the historic battlefield in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

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Historical reenactors discharge firearms on Birmingham Hill. / Photo courtesy of Brandywine Conservancy

Learning Week

Winter got you down? While you're waiting for spring, cozy up with a hot beverage and learn something new right at your desk with our first Learning Week.

February 27, 2019
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Re: Climate (2019.02)

Is 2019 the year for climate action?

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Photo by pixabay.com/winterseitler
February 25, 2019
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Protecting a rare boreal forest

Five miles east of downtown Michigan City lies a pocket of one of the rarest natural communities in Indiana: the boreal forest of Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve.

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Photo courtesy of Shirley Heinze Land Trust
February 14, 2019
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