New Land Protection to Provide Habitat & Recreation

New Land Protection to Provide Habitat & Recreation

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced last week it will acquire a new wildlife management area in Queen Anne’s County on the upper Eastern Shore. The 1,172 acre property will support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation. “This acquisition...
Popularity of State Parks Continues to Grow

Popularity of State Parks Continues to Grow

State parks in Chesapeake states are attracting more and more visitors. A number of parks actually fill up early on many summer days and have to turn people away. Virginia state parks reported a record level of over ten million visitors in 2016. Pennsylvania state...
Revisions to National Environmental Policy Act?

Revisions to National Environmental Policy Act?

The Council on Environmental Quality has announced that procedures for carrying out theNational Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will be updated. Public comments are invited on the proposed review through Monday, August 20. Since 1970, this Act has been the cornerstone...
Ways for Visualizing How We Use Land

Ways for Visualizing How We Use Land

It’s often difficult to grasp broader patterns of land use on a landscape. And yet we need to understand — and communicate — how much land is being used for what general function. It’s perhaps even harder to do this when looking at the lower 48...
Communicating Landscape Values

Communicating Landscape Values

Some of you may have seen this compelling video Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) produced in collaboration with Academy Award winning actor Robert Duvall. But we’re guessing not all of you. Plus, it’s always worth a re-watch. Take the thirty seconds....