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Two Historic Sites to Host 100-Year Anniversary Production of Influential Bird-Conservation Play

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This weekend, art and wildlife conservation meet in New England at two historic re-enactments of Sanctuary: A Masque, an influential 1913 play that helped protect wild birds in America. A hundred years ago, entire bird species were threatened by hunting, due to the steady demand for feathers in hats and other products. In response to widespread concern for these animals, playwright [...]

Posted on: August 21 2013
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Follow in the Footsteps of an American Hero at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland

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A hundred years after her death, the Park Service created a new national monument earlier this year to honor Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, who helped bring dozens of enslaved Americans to freedom and fought for equal rights for all people. Not only is this park a testament to her remarkable legacy, its 25,000 acres also encompass beautiful natural areas [...]

Posted on: August 8 2013
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Birds—and Birders—Find a Welcome Refuge at Monocacy National Battlefield

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program It’s been nearly 150 years since the clash that transformed some gentle fields in northern Maryland to the hallowed status of Civil War battlefields. More than 2,000 men were wounded or lost their lives during the Battle of Monocacy, where Union troops were able to delay a Confederate march to Washington just long [...]

Posted on: June 12 2013
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Beautiful Nature, an Hour from Chicago: Partnership Embraces Vision for Indiana Dunes

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By Jan Lariviere, volunteer with the Chicago Field Museum We often talk about “connecting with nature” and how important it is for urban residents to have access to green space. It improves our physical health, reduces our stress, and even improves our mood to have a world-class park near home. Chicago is lucky to have a spectacular urban oasis in [...]

Posted on: May 29 2013
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VIDEO: Native Birds and Wildlife Make a Comeback at Channel Islands National Park

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Yesterday, the Park Service released more good news from Channel Islands National Park. Just a few weeks after biodiversity advocates celebrated the recovery of the night lizard on these protected islands, park officials and their partners are now sharing dramatic findings on improvements to bird populations and other native wildlife at Anacapa Island, one decade after removing invasive rats from the ecosystem. Scientists [...]

Posted on: March 13 2013
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