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Island Press Field Notes

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By John Fleck / On August 25th, 2016

On its centennial, there is no question in my mind about the central role of the U.S. National Park Service in my life’s trajectory.

By Katharine Sucher / On June 10th, 2016

Wildland ecosystems are facing twin threats of unprecedented climate-induced change and increased impacts from a growing human population. A unique collaboration between scientists and managers, ...

By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 25th, 2016

This week, more than 193 nations will celebrate Earth Day. The annual event is a marker for the environmental movement begun on April 22, 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized a peaceful teach-in. At the time, rivers were on fire, oil spills...

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By John Pastor / On March 15th, 2016

Island Press caught up with John Pastor, author of What Should a Clever Moose Eat? to learn more about natural...

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By Jason Mark / On February 25th, 2016

Enter the sweepstakes here! Why is Arizona significant to you and why should it be significant to the rest of the world? I was born and raised in Arizona, and I have a...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 10th, 2016

Have humans really tamed every inch of the world? On our overheated and overcrowded planet, are wild places now extinct? In Satellites in the High Country,...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 5th, 2016

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? What should a clever moose eat?

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On February 3rd, 2016

This blog originally appeared on JunauEmpire.com and is reposted with permission. Change is not for the risk averse. It is...

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By John Pastor / On January 31st, 2016

Unable to gather support from Maine's congressional delegation, supporters of a North Woods national park are now setting their sights on a new goal: getting President Obama to...

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By Michael Branch / On January 8th, 2016

While you might imagine that artificial Christmas trees may be traced back only as far as the glory days of plastic in the 1950s, people actually began making fake holiday trees in the mid-nineteenth century. The practice began in Germany, where...

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