Category Archives for Rewilding Successes & Lessons

Working to Restore the American Chestnut

By Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, TACF Director of Restoration, 7/27/2018 The demise of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) has been described as one of the great ecological disasters of current time. Through the first-half of the 20th century, the species was virtually eliminated from the landscape by an Asiatic blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) introduced on Japanese […]

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Bowman Divide Critter Crossing

By Brad Meiklejohn My father, Jim Meiklejohn, founded the Randolph Conservation Commission and served as its chairman for nearly two decades before passing away in 2014. One of his long held goals was to see the construction of a “critter crossing” at Bowman Divide along U.S. Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire. Such a wildlife […]

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Facing the Challenges of Dam Removal in Alaska

By Brad Meiklejohn, Alaska State Director, The Conservation Fund The Conservation Fund has nearly completed the demolition of the long-abandoned Lower Eklutna River dam, near the Native Village of Eklutna, Alaska. The Lower Eklutna River Dam Removal Project is the most ambitious river restoration project ever attempted in Alaska. Death to Deadbeat Dams – By the […]

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Who Speaks for Nash Stream Forest?

By Jamie Sayen, author of You Had a Job for Life Early in 1988 I stumbled upon a great story: 67,000 acres of northern New Hampshire managed forest, formerly owned by Diamond International, was for sale. The asking price, $212 an acre, was roughly double the going rate for timberlands. Conservationists, timber industry leaders, and […]

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They can’t get away with murder anymore!

Court Throws Out Feds’ Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of Killers of Endangered Wildlife  Flawed ‘McKittrick’ Policy Ruled Unlawful  For immediate release June 22, 2017 Contacts: Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, bcotton@wildearthguardians.org, 406.414.7227 Judy Calman, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, judy@nmwild.org, 505.615.5020 Tucson, AZ — Late yesterday, a federal judge threw out the Department of Justice’s flawed ‘McKittrick […]

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President of Chile, Tompkins Conservation Sign Historic Pledge to Create 11 Million Acres of New National Parks

Pledge includes the largest land donation in history from a private entity to a country PUMALÍN PARK, CHILE (March 15, 2017) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, leader of Tompkins Conservation, today signed a pledge to dramatically expand national parkland in Chile by approximately 11 million acres. The proposal includes the largest land […]

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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION — now available from the Wild Farm Alliance

We are pleased to share with you our latest publication, Biodiversity Conservation: An Organic Farmer’s and Certifier’s Guide. The Guide clarifies the National Organic Program’s (NOP) new Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation Guidance (released January 2016). The Guide will also increase organic farmers’ and certifiers’ understanding of the myriad of benefits provided by biodiversity conservation. Click here to […]

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