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  • A move to make land trusts more accountable

    The Land Trust Alliance hopes its new accreditation program for land trusts will forestall the passage of federal legislation designed to end the abuse of conservation easements

  • Toothy nuisance moves north

    Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame

  • Saying good-bye to the ranch

    Saying good-bye to the ranch

    Four families cooperate on conservation easements in order to save a huge ranch in Colorado from development.

  • Nonprofits reap the profits

    Nonprofits reap the profits

    Christine MacDonald takes on the unscrupulous executives who run big environmental groups in Green, Inc.: An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad.

  • Crash of the cottonwoods

    Across the West, cottonwoods are dying, and no one is sure how to save these iconic trees.

  • Of Sparrows and Sodbusters

    Of Sparrows and Sodbusters

    Western and Mexican conservationists race against time to save grasslands – and the bird species that depend on them.

  • Dear friends

    Dave Foreman on "Nature’s Crisis" and what HCN is doing wrong; kids these days; visitors; clarifications

  • Private landowners become lords of the public estate

    A landowner locks a gate on a road into Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon, highlighting an increasingly bitter debate over access to public lands in the West

  • Island's pig problem pits animal-rights activists againstconservationists

    A plan to eradicate thousands of feral pigs from Southern California’s Santa Cruz Island has animal rights activists up in arms

  • Stitching habitat together across public and private lands

    Stitching habitat together across public and private lands

    Migrating animals can't read "no trespassing" signs, so it’s up to human beings to try to find ways to connect wildlife corridors that crisscross public and privately owned lands.

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