Ways to Learn

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Learning Today to Steward Tomorrow

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza and Christina Soto

Lake Forest Open Lands Association in Illinois has long emphasized environmental education. Since its founding in 1967, it has acquired or reserved more than 800 acres that it has restored and now maintains for the benefit of the community.

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An ‘Epic’ Conservation Success

Author: 
Joan Campau

With a population whose average age is 29, Austin, Texas, is a vibrant place, but few of its young people have traditionally been involved in land conservation or environmental stewardship.

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Climate Solutions

Author: 
Joan Campau

Rising sea levels, shifting habitats and extreme weather are threatening people’s homes and livelihoods and leaving wild plants and animals struggling to adapt.

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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through the Outdoors

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Working in the shadow of one of the best medical facilities in the country — in a county with some of the worst health statistics in the nation — Dr. Mark Wilson, director of the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, Alabama, knew he needed to focus on prevention.

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Healthy and Well-Connected Communities

Author: 
Rose Jenkins and Meredith Riley

Not long ago, Forterra, the largest conservation and community-building organization in the Northwest, focused exclusively on conserving natural lands, mostly in small parcels. But in recent years, the Washington land trust has taken on a wide range of community-based projects.

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Enduring Connections and Collaborations

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Western Montana’s Big Sky Country, home to vast public lands, sizable ranches and farms and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, offers rich opportunities for collaborative conservation. Under the leadership of Five Valleys Land Trust, whose service area encompasses five major river valleys in the region, innovative partnerships are being forged.