Monthly Archives: October 2017

Islands in the Sky

Sky islands are communities of plants & animals in places like Arizona characteristic of more northern ecologies.¬†Altitude substitutes for latitude. They are remnant populations, surviving from a time when the earth was much cooler during the most recent ice age.¬†As … Continue reading

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Learning more about the local ecology

Went down to Piney Grove in Sussex County on a Nature Conservancy tour. They are restoring 3200 acres in Sussex County and looking to do even more. I visited once before but it is always fun to look at forests, … Continue reading

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Lobbying for forests

Espen came along to this year’s forestry lobbying event. We went to see staffers involved in forestry or environment for the offices of Senators Warner & Kaine, and those of Representatives Connolly, Wittman, Goodlatte & Griffith. We emphasized the urgent … Continue reading

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