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Island Press Field Notes

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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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By Michael Branch / On January 4th, 2016

Out here in the windy expanse of the high, wild, western Great Basin Desert, highway 395 is our lifeline.

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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 Dominick A. DellaSala / On October 6th, 2015

I began my career as forest ecologist in the 1990s, cataloging the remarkable web-of-life in the old-growth rainforests of Prince of Wales Island. Since then, I have worked with rainforest ecologists around the world to document exceptional places like...

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