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Island Press Field Notes

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By Emily Monosson / On January 14th, 2015

A grizzly bear in Alaska.

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By Meghan Bartels / On December 4th, 2014

In this installment of this occasional series, we hear from Kennedy Warne, author of Let Them Eat Shrimp.

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By Eric Dinerstein / On December 2nd, 2014

Ravens are hardy birds and remain in the Maryland region through the winter.

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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 November 3rd, 2014

This tree thinks you should vote.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 28th, 2014

Editors' note: This blog post was written by Joe Landsberg and Richard Waring.

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By Richard Waring / On August 19th, 2014

Bull Creek undercut the bank in many places, causing mature redwood to fall. Photograph courtesy Professor Paul Zinke.

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By Meghan Bartels / On August 15th, 2014

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By Joe Landsberg / On August 11th, 2014

That might sound like a rather dry, technological subject, but it is, obviously, quite important in relation to wood production from forests. It’s also important to be able to calculate tree growth rates so we can estimate how fast forests can absorb...

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