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Helping farmers help our waterways By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 30, 2019 Agriculture is vital to the Chesapeake region. There are more than 83,000 farms in the watershed that make up a $10 billion industry and … Continue reading

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Farm Bill by the Numbers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition –  December 21, 2018 The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the … Continue reading

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The White House is Working to Undermine the Endangered Species Act—Here’s How By Amanda D. Rodewald – The H ill – August 20, 2018 If you quickly scan the dozens of articles reviewing the best summer vacation spots in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Vacant lots are full of nature. How do we keep them that way? By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – June 6, 2018 Vacant lots are islands of wildness in the urban jungle: small and scraggly yet bountiful and biodiverse, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Wetlands: The 2018 National Wetlands Awards By Kathryn R. Campbell –  Environmental Law Institute – May 21, 2018 “These places hold the world together,” said National Wetlands Awardee Latimore M. Smith of wetlands during his award acceptance … Continue reading

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 ‘Forgotten’ Nassawango returns to its natural state By Rona Kobell – Bay Journal – April 20, 2018 We seem to be alone under the canopies of bald cypress and black gum. Hawks soar overhead. Leaves on the rose bushes rustle. … Continue reading

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Assembling the pieces for ‘landscape-scale’ conservation investments By David Bank – ImpactAlpha – January 9, 2018 – Video More than $3 billion in committed capital that has already been raised for investments in food and agriculture, habitat protection, clean water … Continue reading

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Changing Behaviors Vs. Changing Values: An Argument Over How to Save Nature By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – December 20, 2017 In order to protect species from extinction, habitats from destruction, and prevent the impoverishment of Earth’s nonhuman life, … Continue reading

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Raising a hellbender is rough, but rewarding By Aaron Dodds  – Farm and Dairy – November 24, 2017 Over the past 10 years, the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has been a part of the Ohio Hellbender Partnership, an organization … Continue reading

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Three Lessons for Land-Conservation Loans By Abby Martin – Conservation Finance Network – June 21, 2017 Timing can make or break a conservation deal. Land trusts and other conservation groups often work with motivated sellers who must divest property by a … Continue reading

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