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Follow the Money

Follow the Money

The Biden administration's budget contains encouraging signals for conservation funding.Credit: Roger Helmer, MEPOn May 28 the Biden administration released its budget proposals for fiscal year 2022. Coinciding with the President’s proclamation of June as Great...

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Conservation Finance

Conservation Finance

Protecting landscapes like this may require accounting for the financial benefits.Credit: Chesapeake Bay FoundationJohn Griffin, Tim Male A major theme of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership’s 2016 Annual Working Meeting was “Growing the Pie.” Translation:...

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The Rosenwald Schools

The Rosenwald Schools

One philanthropist built thousands of schools for African-Americans in the era of Jim Crow. (Photos: EHT Traceries)As our nation struggles to address a record of racial conflicts and challenges, we may gain encouragement by reflecting on positive stories of the past....

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Keeping America Beautiful

Keeping America Beautiful

This week, Lighting Update welcomes its new writer, Warren Brown. Along with appearances of some guest writers, Warren will now be the regular writer of Lightning Update. Warren had an illustrious career with the National Park Service, including as the Chief of Park...

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Lifelong Learning and Gratitude

Lifelong Learning and Gratitude

Last week’s Lighting Update shared some reflections on “pushing boundaries.” In part II of some closing observations, I feel compelled to write of the lessons and people who have taught me as a conservationist. Where does a whole landscape sensibility come from? How...

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Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries

After writing weekly Lightning Updates for almost three years, I’m about to enter a new post-full-time-job phase of life. Perhaps you will pardon my using this and next week’s updates for some personal observations. Here’s part I. I’ve been reflecting on forty years...

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