Nate Beccue

Environmental Almanac - December 10, 2015

Deer management program yields multiple benefits at Allerton

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.

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - December 03, 2015

Restoration agriculture as a path to land health

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.

Environmental Almanac - November 19, 2015

Celebrating the return of wild turkeys in Illinois

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.

A landscape shot depicting from behind a young woman atop a rock tower looking out over a forest with blue sky beyond.

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - October 15, 2015

Are we really in Illinois?

What can students experience on a weekend trip to southern Illinois? Cliffs, cypress swamps, venomous snakes--the whole Milky Way galaxy! Come along with us.

Environmental Almanac - October 01, 2015

Campus action on climate change

There's a twenty-one acre solar farm sprouting on the South Farms at the University of Illinois. Read more to find out how it fits into our plan to become carbon neutral!

Doug Williams, Rev. Cindy Shepherd and Brian Sauder with Pastor Michael Crosby of the First Mennonite Church

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - May 01, 2014

Faith in Place leader has been a catalyst for change

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.”

A pika, a small cold-climate mammal, looks up from a perch on a rock

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - December 19, 2013

Why not make wildlife a topic of conversation?

‘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

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