At the University of Illinois' Allerton Park and Conference Center, a carefully regulated deer hunting program has enabled native plants to return and enlists hunters to contribute their time and expertise in the care of the facility.
Why would a river conservation group invite a farmer to speak at its dinner? Because he’s one whose work is directed to what Aldo Leopold called “the oldest task in human history: to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” Learn about Mark Shepard's innovative approach to promoting ecological values and growing crops for food and fuel.
Worldwide, biodiversity loss continues to be one of the worst effects of human activity. But people also capable of restoring habitat and bringing native species back to places where they had been extirpated--witness the story of wild turkeys in Illinois.
How do you know what mussels inhabit a stream? You get in the water and dig with your hands. And knowing what mussels are there provides scientists with important clues about the overall health of a waterway.
Brian Sauder is the executive director Faith in Place, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is “to help people of faith understand that issues of ecology and economy—of care for Creation—are at the forefront of social justice.”
‘Tis the season to stand awkwardly among people you may not see often, maintaining a smile and racking your brain for things to talk about. My gifts to you, dear reader, are questions to prompt conversation at a holiday party, questions about wildlife and wildlife experiences
“PowerShift,” a gathering of more than 10,000 youth leaders from around the country, has the ambitious goal of building a movement to “fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, build a clean energy future, and stop the climate crisis.”