Secretary Jewell highlights Collaborative Landscape Level Work to Preserve Longleaf Habitat in Southeastern US
During a recent visit to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell highlighted locally-led efforts to conserve nearly 4,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat. Jewell called the effort a "model of public-private partnerships aimed at collaborative, landscape level conservation" and also cited it as a reason for Congress to pass full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Learn more here.
New Director at National Parks Conservation Association
In November, the National Parks Conservation Association announced
it had hired former Discovery Channel executive Clark Bunting as its new president. Bunting will replace former NPCA President Tom Kiernan, who left the group in April to lead the American Wind Energy Association.
New Tool for Mapping Urban Landscapes
Mapping software and some creative thinking demonstrate new ways to look at the built environment in cities by visually representing the age of all the buildings.
Landscape-scale Mitigation Directive
Interior Sec. Sally Jewell recently issued a directive calling for a "landscape-scale" approach to mitigating the environmental impacts of major highway, water, energy and other infrastructure development projects. Read more.