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  • Do subdivisions designed for conservation actually help wildlife?

    Do subdivisions designed for conservation actually help wildlife?

    Conservation development is supposed to reduce the habitat fragmentation caused by exurban sprawl -- but it only works if it's done right.

  • A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

    A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

    In Northwest Mexico, rancher Carlos Robles Elías works hard to make his Rancho El Aribabi into an oasis of biodiversity, despite the challenges of a sagging economy and rampant drug cartel violence.

  • How conservation works south of the border

    How conservation works south of the border

    Maps, photos and text describe some of the federal and private, nonprofit work in Northwest Mexico to preserve imperiled landscapes and a rich diversity of plants and animals.

  • The call of the semi-wild

    The call of the semi-wild

    Semi-wild rural landscapes, where humans mingle with wildlife, are a richer source of biodiversity than many Westerners realize.

  • Semi-wild in the new West

    Semi-wild in the new West

    Semi-wild rural landscapes, where humans mingle with wildlife, are a richer source of biodiversity than many Westerners realize.

  • Super rodents build super habitat

    In the Southwest’s Chihuahuan Desert, prairie dogs and kangaroo rats provide food and shelter for a host of other animals.

  • An encyclopedia of rivers

    The huge, copiously illustrated Rivers of North America is the first comprehensive effort to detail the current state of the continent’s rivers

  • Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies

    Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies by biologist Fred W. Rabe takes a detailed look at mountain lakes, describing their formation, geology and aquatic plants and animals

  • The grasslands — humanity's big backyard

    In Sonoita Plain: Views from a Southwestern Grassland, biologists Carl and Jane Bock convey the subtle beauty of the wildlife and people of Arizona’s Sonoita Valley.

  • The common beauty of a spring day

    A spring day in Montana leads to an encounter with sandhill cranes, and with beauty

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