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Island Press Field Notes

By Pamela Boyce Simms / On July 12th, 2016

Optimism is alive in a new generation of environmentally aware and astute African American young people who “get it.” Over the past four years 40,000 pounds of trash has been removed from Washington DC’s Anacostia River by young, local African...

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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

Photo by Matthias Weinberger, used under...

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By Biohabitats / On April 6th, 2015

Post by Amy Nelson; reposted from the Biohabitats Rhizome blog with permission.

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By Biohabitats / On February 16th, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtle.

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By Meghan Bartels / On November 21st, 2014

This bear is excited to learn about landscape architecture this weekend from its den outside the Colorado Convention Center.

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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?

Photo Credit: SER Texas A&M Student Association - Bastrop Park Fire Restoration

By Meghan Bartels / On October 8th, 2014

Around here, we're all surrounded by giant stacks of books.