An Urgent Call to Action

An Urgent Call to Action

The urgency of conservation has hit the news in recent weeks, from front pages of newspapers to television networks and social media. And the stories have been alarming, driven by the May 6 release of a new authoritative report on the state of the earth’s...
A Compelling Example of Place-based Planning

A Compelling Example of Place-based Planning

“Place shapes us. Place defines us. Place forms our identities, attitudes, and relationships. Place matters.” So concludes the new and compelling comprehensive plan for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. County comprehensive plans are probably often described...
Protect Thirty Percent by 2030

Protect Thirty Percent by 2030

With every passing month, there is mounting concern about the need for protecting more of the vital ecosystems on which our quality of life depends. Edward O. Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Half Earth started serious discussions in 2016 about protecting...
President Signs Major Public Lands Bill

President Signs Major Public Lands Bill

On Tuesday, March 12, President Trump signed into law S.47, the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, in an Oval Office ceremony surrounded by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The bill was made up of more than 100 individual bills...