American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains

Dan Flores’s American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains is a natural history of six iconic animals species. These include bison, pronghorn, grizzlies, coyotes, wolves, and wild horses. Each chapter goes into great detail about the history and importance of each of these animals. Flores also persuades the reader why we must

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Encounters With the Archdruid by John McPhee

For an environmental book published in the 1970s, Encounters With the Archdruid by John McPhee still is extremely relevant today. Conservationists, preservationists, or environmentalists; whatever term you want to use, people who want to protect the earth will always face opponents. And like any complex issue involving millions of people’s lives, there are no simple

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C-Notes #3 – Illinois Land Acquisitions and Awards

Farm to Floodplain: For over 80 years, farmland at Emiquon in Illinois has been manipulated to remain dry. In 2007, the Nature Conservancy shut down pumps turning 7100 acres into a wetland that attracts thousands of waterfowl and Bald Eagles. Read more about this project in Jason’s Journal (Jason is the Deputy Director of the

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C-Notes #2 – Lost Scenes, eBird and Wintering Thrushes

Lost Scenes of Winged Migration: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library will be archiving some of the 200 hours of film from the spectacular documentary of Winged Migration. Winged Migration helps viewers fall in love with birds, spurring the will to conserve them. New Flickr photo group for eBird – If you have seen

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C-Notes #1 – Kenyan Conservation, A New Bird, and Help for a Wren

Welcome to the first edition of C-Notes, an ongoing series designed to pull together 2-3 small tidbits of important bird conservation issues. Do it for Dominic The Small African Fellowship for Conservation, a project conceived by 10,000 Birds, wants to get the word out about a young Kenyan conservationist named Dominic who is working to

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