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By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On August 23rd, 2022

When we were growing up, we thought that the only really tall trees in the western U.S. were giant redwoods in northwestern California. It wasn’t until Richard moved to Oregon in the early 1960s that he discovered not only are redwoods exceptionally...

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

By Jada Mosley / On March 15th, 2019

This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic.

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Katharine Sucher / On October 4th, 2017

Edward Struzik's Firestorm is a "comprehensive and compelling" (Booklist) look at wildfires in the age of climate change. We sat down with Struik to talk about wildfire, first responders,...

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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 Edward Struzik / On February 24th, 2015

Otto Fiord, photo by Edward Struzik.

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By Meghan Bartels / On February 20th, 2015

Sunrise in Yosemite National Park.

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By Biohabitats / On February 16th, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtle.

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By Joyce Maschinski, Kristin E. Haskins, Joyce Maschinski & Kristin Haskins / On September 2nd, 2014

Asclepias welshii, a species of milkweed native to Arizona and Utah, in situ.  

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By Richard Waring / On August 28th, 2014

Editor's note: September 3 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act. To commemorate the anniversary, we asked a small group of Island Press authors to reflect on the influence of this law to date and how its role may or...