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  • Fox's Kevin Reilly Named Chairman of Nature Conservancy of California

    Chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. and avid conservationist Kevin Reilly has been named chairman of the Nature Conservancy of California Board of Trustees. Reilly joined the California board in 2008 and will lead the conservancy in...
  • A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
  • Clock Is Ticking On Plum Island Preservation

    Federal plans to shutter the Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory and move the operation to Kansas have set into motion steps to sell the 843-acre New York island just off the North Fork of Long Island and visible from the Connecticut shoreline. But...
  • Soak up Washington history and salty scenery on a hike at Ebey's Landing

    Soak up Washington history and salty scenery on a hike at Ebey's Landing
    COUPEVILLE, Whidbey Island, Wash. - On the beach at Ebey's Landing, gray bones of driftwood that have washed up from who-knows-where have been cobbled into elaborate beach shelters to be used for who-knows-what. Just knowing someone spent time...
  • West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views

    West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views
    JUDY GAP, W.Va. - North Fork Mountain is special. It ranks right up there with other iconic West Virginia landmarks: Blackwater Falls, Dolly Sods, New River Gorge and Gauley River. Peregrine falcons nest here and hikers can look down on vultures and...
  • Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure

    Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure
    Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years. Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve. A rare ecosystem, a...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound

    Florida Beach Guide: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound
    The preserve may be small -- just 73 acres -- but it's memorable. In a state known for its sandy beaches, Blowing Rocks is one of the few that has, well, rocks. Of course, this isn't Maine's coastline. The rocks that break the surf along the shoreline...
  • Bethlehem Authority burns through 200 acres

     
    Conservationists set ablaze Tuesday 40 acres of land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply, ending the year with 200 acres burned in their effort to re-establish native plants in the Poconos. The prescribed burns aim to destroy invasive plants and...
  • Florida’s land conservation program crawls back from the dead

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It isn’t exactly a roaring recovery. But Florida’s once-heralded land conservation program is creeping back from the dead. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on a list of 21 conservation projects Tuesday...
  • #Hemlock woolly adelgid discovered in Western Pa. state parks

     
    A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...
  • Take a Baltimore food staycation with regional favorites

    Take a Baltimore food staycation with regional favorites
    Some cravings will not be ignored. Deny yourself for too long, and the craving may become an obsession. The foods we crave are often regional specialties that are seemingly out of reach — a Philly cheese steak, barbecue pulled pork, red velvet...