Recovery: Prairie Reprise

Nature Conservancy - Science

America has plowed, developed and otherwise destroyed or degraded vast expanses of native prairie. For generations prairies were seen as deficient in their lack of trees and dangerous in their flammability. At least we’re no longer anti-prairie. Bison on Ordway Prairie.

Tech Titans Help Protect Last Perfect Place In California

Conservancy Talk

The site will connect more than 125,000 acres of protected land—undisturbed coastal habitat, huge expanses of estuaries, coastal prairie, grasslands and oak forests—that have long-existed in their natural, wild state.

2018 78

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You Never Know What You’ll Find in Kansas

10,000 Birds

The sun was setting fast as my mom and I left Council Grove, Kansas, after a delicious steak dinner and a three hour expedition across the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. There was a lake here?

Kansas 146

Science at Emiquon: Restoring a “Wetland of Dreams”

Nature Conservancy - Science

Today, hundreds of thousands of coots and other waterfowl flock to Emiquon Preserve. It’s now Emiquon Preserve , a 6,600-acre project on the Illinois River that is one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest. A survey of microbial ecology of Thompson Lake.

Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment

Greentumble

You may be even able to identify the most vulnerable areas yourself, as they include grasslands, steppes, prairies, savannahs, shrublands and woodlands. And the land of the dry lake basin became a saline desert where nothing grows on its own.

2019 80

How Do We Love Our Public Lands & Scientists? Let Us Count the Ways

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Bureau of Land Management administers land used for multiple purposes from recreation to mineral extraction and everything in between; the National Park Service protects lands for historic or cultural importance, wilderness preservation and more; the U.S. Nature unites us.

2017 114

Stopping to See the Forest — and the Trees

Conservancy Talk

For 14 years, I’ve been driving past some of Chicago’s most pristine habitats and one of the state’s cleanest lakes—and I had no idea. Anglers enjoy the waters of Wolf Lake, which are home to eight species of sport fish. We all overlook nature sometimes.

2017 83

Collaborative List – February 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve.

2018 130

Collaborative List – January 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–dyke of Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–dyke of Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–dyke of Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve.

2018 130

Collaborative List – April 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve.

2018 130

Collaborative list – August 2018

10,000 Birds

Plakni Falls Trail, Crater Lake. Little Cultus Lake Road, Oregon. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. Lassen Volcanic NP–Manzanita Lake. Stewart Lake NWR. Horsehead Lake WMA. Leybourne Lakes.

2018 130

Collaborative List – July 2018

10,000 Birds

Lassen Volcanic NP–Manzanita Lake. Stewart Lake NWR. Horsehead Lake WMA. Golden Gate Park–Stow Lake. Veliko blato lake NR / Mika Alas fish farm–IBA Uš?e Veliko blato lake NR / Mika Alas fish farm–IBA Uš?e Leybourne Lakes.

2018 134

Collaborative list – December 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve.

2018 141

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge : Open to sport fishing. Rose Lake National Wildlife Refuge : Open to sport fishing. Silver Lake National Wildlife Refuge : Open to sport fishing. The mosaic of wetlands, open water, bottomland forests and prairies provides habitat for numerous mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and nearly three hundred bird species. Please note that the Batchtown, Portage Island, Gilbert Lake, and most of the Calhoun Division are closed from Oct.

2015 136

Top 10 Winter Wildlife Experiences to Enjoy Near You

Nature Conservancy - Science

Trumpeter Swans taken 11-30-15 from the road high above Sullivan Lake at The Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve. Warm springs, swift rivers and parts of lakes often remain open for much of the winter. The Nature Conservancy's Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.

Collaborative List – June 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve.

2018 130

How Can You Help Prevent and Control Soil Erosion?

Greentumble

The best plants for erosion control are native plants with deep roots, such as native prairie grasses like blue wildrye or purple needle grass, wildflowers, and woody perennials, like trees and shrubs. Planting trees goes a long way in preserving soil and ecosystem health.

2019 59

Collaborative List – May 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve.

2018 130

Collaborative List – November 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve.

2018 141

Collaborative List – March 2018

10,000 Birds

Lake Marion, Summerton US-SC (33.5666,-80.4384). Prairie Falcon – Falco mexicanus. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. Claire and Grant have made it back to civilisation after sharing a checklist for almost every day of February.

2018 130

Collaborative list – May 2019

10,000 Birds

Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Sakule fish farm (Jer Lake).

2019 141

Collaborative List – October 2018

10,000 Birds

Trinidad Lake SP–Watchable Wildlife Trail. Crater Lake NP–Plakni Falls Trail. Little Cultus Lake Road, Oregon. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. Lassen Volcanic NP–Manzanita Lake. Stewart Lake NWR.

2018 141

Collaborative list – September 2018

10,000 Birds

Trinidad Lake Watchable Wildlike Trail and Hides, Colorado. Plakni Falls Trail, Crater Lake. Little Cultus Lake Road, Oregon. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. June Lake. Lassen Volcanic NP–Manzanita Lake.

2018 141

Magazine Outtakes: Gulf Revival

Conservancy Talk

Cowboys Myron Charleston, left, and Michael Brown search for stray cows at Powderhorn Ranch, a 17,000-acre native coastal prairie habitat in Texas that the Conservancy helped preserve. “I Here Sean Murphy explores the cypress rim of Lake Fausse Pointe State Park at sunset.

2015 114

Ready, Set, Bird: 6 Spring Migration Hotspots

Nature Conservancy - Science

Situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Canada-bound migrants stop here to refuel after crossing the country. Most of the action occurs west of the town, at a trio of sites: Higbee Beach WMA , Cape May Point State Park , and South Cape May Meadows , a Conservancy preserve.

2015 114

Pygmy Rabbit Quest

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy purchased the Beezley Hills Preserve in Washington in part as potential pygmy rabbit habitat. Once this area was covered by a lake, and more similar to Central American forest than the arid sagebrush country of today. Pygmy rabbit. Photo: H.

2014 107

Celebrate Groundhog Day: Embark on a Marmot-Thon

Nature Conservancy - Science

It will use a variety of habitats including prairie, woodland and farm fields. Where to go : The Jenny Lake area of Grand Teton National Park is a popular spot. In the desert, visit Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument or the Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve.

2015 105

Collaborative list – April 2019

10,000 Birds

Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. It’s official. It’s spring.

2019 141

Collaborative List – January 2019

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Meadow Lake.

2019 141

Collaborative List – March 2017

10,000 Birds

Belmont Lake SP. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Ronkonkoma. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Sands Point Preserve.

2017 158

Collaborative List – March 2019

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Plantation Preserve. Patagonia Lake State Park. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Dye Creek Preserve (restricted access).

2019 141

Collaborative List – February 2019

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Meadow Lake.

2019 141

Collaborative List – August 2017

10,000 Birds

Belmont Lake SP. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Ronkonkoma. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Sands Point Preserve.

2017 130

Collaborative List 2017 – February

10,000 Birds

Belmont Lake SP. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Ronkonkoma. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Sands Point Preserve.

2017 130

Combined Beats’ List – August

10,000 Birds

Reva–Reva Lake (IBA podru?je Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Headquarters Rd. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Lake Duck – Oxyura vittata. Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch. Reva–Reva Lake (IBA podru?je

2016 134

Combined Beats’ List – September

10,000 Birds

Reva–Reva Lake (IBA podru?je Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Headquarters Rd. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Lake Duck – Oxyura vittata. Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch. Reva–Reva Lake (IBA podru?je

2016 176

Collaborative List – April 2017

10,000 Birds

Belmont Lake SP. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Ronkonkoma. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Lake Constance–overlook just east of Sweden. Sands Point Preserve.

2017 130

Combined Beat list for 2016

10,000 Birds

Reva–Reva Lake. Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Headquarters Rd. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Lake Duck – Oxyura vittata. Reva–Reva Lake. Reva–Reva Lake. Lake Marian Boat Ramp. Reva–Reva Lake. Reva–Reva Lake. Salt Lake WMA. Salt Lake WMA. Hula Valley–Lake Agmon. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. Lake Montauk Inlet.

2016 140

Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

10,000 Birds

Reva–Reva Lake (IBA podru?je Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Headquarters Rd. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Lake Duck – Oxyura vittata. Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch. Reva–Reva Lake (IBA podru?je

2016 130

The Collaborative List 2017 – January.

10,000 Birds

Belmont Lake SP. Belmont Lake SP. Lake Ronkonkoma. Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve. Belmont Lake SP. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Tupper Lake residential area.

2017 130

Combined Beats’ List, May 2016

10,000 Birds

Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Lake Landing Impoundments. Reedy Lake–Moolap Station Rd. Reedy Lake–Moolap Station Rd. Golden Gate Park–Stow Lake. Golden Gate Park–Stow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Leybourne Lakes. Reva–Reva Lake. Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Headquarters Rd. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Reva–Reva Lake.

2016 100

Combined Beats List – June 2016

10,000 Birds

Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Lake Landing. Reedy Lake–Moolap Station Rd. Reedy Lake–Moolap Station Rd. Golden Gate Park–Stow Lake. Golden Gate Park–Stow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Leybourne Lakes. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Hardy Matheson County Preserve. Reva–Reva Lake. Reva–Reva Lake. Reva–Reva Lake.

2016 100

Combined Beats’ list

10,000 Birds

Reva–Reva Lake. Lake Mattamuskeet NWR–Headquarters Rd. Plantation Preserve. Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake. Lake Duck – Oxyura vittata. Reva–Reva Lake. Reva–Reva Lake. Lake Marian Boat Ramp. Reva–Reva Lake. Reva–Reva Lake. Salt Lake WMA. Salt Lake WMA. Hula Valley–Lake Agmon. Soorwal Lake. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve.

2016 100