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By Charles G. Curtin / On October 20th, 2015

What does it mean to conserve is an era of ever growing rates of cultural, social, and ecological change? One dictionary definition of conservation I found defined it as the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting. But what does one guard or protect...

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By Biohabitats / On April 30th, 2015

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By Biohabitats / On February 16th, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtle.

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By John Rieger / On November 19th, 2014

Ecological restoration is inspirational in the sense that you connect with the earth in a new or different way. I find that I reflect on the history—or what I believe to be the history—of the place I am working. My mind wanders to how this place has gone...

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By John Rieger / On November 5th, 2014

The best-laid plans of mice and men may go astray, but a checklist still helps.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 10th, 2014

Ecological restoration in progress—but why?

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By John Rieger / On October 7th, 2014

Editor's note: Our Executive Editor Barbara Dean is currently attending the Society for Ecological Restoration's Northwest/Great Basin Joint Regional Conference. We hope she and the other attendees...

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By Jason Leppig / On September 27th, 2014

Kalalau Valley from Pihea Trail in the rain.

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By Biohabitats / On September 10th, 2014

Editor's note: The below is excerpted with permission from a West Virginia University commencement speech given by Keith Bowers, president of Biohabitats. The full...

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By Meghan Bartels / On August 22nd, 2014

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