Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Alliances for Conservation in the Fitness Community?

This past Sunday I took a walk on a trail at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Springfield Nature Center. I was struck by a couple of things that beautiful autumn morning. The density of new, large houses next to the … Continue reading

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Getting bad news to the boss?

A recent exchange with a friend has been on my mind the past few days. She and many of her colleagues at the field level have concerns about management of their organization. They feel the people in charge are making … Continue reading

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The New American Center and Conservation

Many of my colleagues are concerned about the future of conservation in America. The funding to do this noble, unselfish work is at risk. We wonder if Americans value conservation enough to continue to pay for it. This anxiety comes … Continue reading

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How to bring back an endangered species?

Yesterday the Heritage Newspapers in southern Wisconsin published a story about the amazing turnaround of the striking Kirtland’s warbler. The author listed the on-the-ground actions that led to the success and some of the partners involved. What was not discussed … Continue reading

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