Rugged, Scenic Public Lands of Southwest Utah Merit Conservation

Southern Utah is known for big-name public lands, including Zion National Park, but few people outside the state are familiar with the remote area west of Cedar City, where mountain ranges and desert lowlands offer world-class hiking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, backpacking and more—providing a big economic lift to the region. Read More

Scientist Discovers Secret Lives of Fish—By Peering Into Their Eyes

Faletti isn’t a wildlife psychic. She’s a University of South Florida marine science graduate student using a new technique to study fish in the Gulf of Mexico by peeling back the layers of their eyeballs like an onion. Those layers carry traces of carbon and nitrogen isotopes from different stages of a fish’s life— information that helps Faletti figure out when and where fish are spawning and moving. With that data, fishery managers can take steps to conserve or enhance fish habitat and help protect spawning fish.  Read More

Remote but Facing Threats, Northwest California Needs Conservation

Northwest California boasts some of the most unspoiled land in the region, with isolated redwood groves, oak woodlands, winding rivers and streams, and habitat for a wide diversity of wildlife, including bald eagles, salmon, steelhead, and sandhill cranes. Read More
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