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After the Wars, Common Ground in Oregon's Forests

Investigate West

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Summer in the Northwest presents great risk of wildfires. A pile burning operation, just one facet of the strategy that Oregon has enacted in conserving its forests, clears undergrowth to lessen the risk of megafire.

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Safe Passage

Orion Magazine

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North America’s protected areas are too small and scattered to sustain wildlife, so conservationists are fighting for Yellowstone to Yukon, a continent-wide network of protected areas which would preserve lifesaving migration routes.

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No-crossing zones

Conservation Magazine

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Banff National Park in Canada is piloting the use of electrified mats to keep wildlife away from railroad tracks and prevent the death of animals by trains.

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The Beaver Whisperer

High Country News

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In different regions of the United States, beavers are considered a predatory pest and have been subjected to lethal trapping by Wildlife Services. However, Methow Valley in Washington has initiated a project that saves beavers by capturing them and taking them to places where they can help revi...

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Birth Control for Bambi

Undark

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The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth control method PZP that is injected by darts into does. The method is successful for ...

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Good News for Animals in Nepal: A Full Year Without Poaching

National Geographic

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Bucking the worldwide trend, Nepal continues its successful fight against poaching, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.

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Seeing the forest through the trees?

The Pueblo Chieftain

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A new timber mill in Costilla County could majorly improve the forest health of the greater region by thinning undergrowth to reduce risk of wildfires, curbing the spread of invasive insects, and decreasing the demand for water in the face of drought. The mill could also create jobs and further e...

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A beneficial way to dispose of the Sierra's lost trees: Use them for energy

Los Angeles Times

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What do you do with 102 million dead trees, strewn across the Sierra Nevada’s forests? According to California’s Forest Service, something productive; previously left to stand in place and risk spreading fire at a much faster rate, the trees are now being used to produce energy. Though this solut...

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U-Haul Invests in New England Wild Spaces

Triple Pundit

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U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers are striving to help offset their wood use by increasing donations to The Conservation Fund. This partnership has led to the promotion of the conservation of the Success Pond and its surrounding forest, the establishment of newly planted trees...

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Welcome to the world of rhino conservation

Ensia

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There are only five northern white rhinos left in existence - all in captivity and unable to breed. Researchers work to identify the most valuable solution to rhino poaching in order to prevent the animal from going extinct.

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