Maps to Understand Our World

Maps to Understand Our World

Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the release of ConserveVirginia 2.0, an interactive map system for viewing Virginia land conservation priorities. (Image: Virginia DCR) Conservationists have always relied on maps. And that is never more...
Inflection Points

Inflection Points

How have inflection points influenced one land conservation organization over time?What does that suggest for where we all stand now? (All photos: ESLC) In recent weeks, many have been mulling the idea of “inflection points” and whether and how we might be in the...
Questions to Ask Ourselves

Questions to Ask Ourselves

Christian Cooper’s experience while birding in Central Park has been described as one of the dominoes in the past week of tragedy and protests in the United States. (Photos: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times) As conservationists in America, we have to...
The Future of Public Open Space

The Future of Public Open Space

The use and nature of public open space is already changing. Where will it go? How will it evolve? What do we need to do to make it more available and equitable?  (Photo: CCP/Doherty) The global pandemic has almost instantly impacted public open space. Both for good...