In honor of Endangered Species Day, I ask you to consider reducing or removing your lawn. The single biggest factor to cause a species to become “endangered” is loss of habitat. Where does that habitat go? To parking lots and grocery stores and hotels and farms and suburban neighborhoods. Will removing your lawn provide habitat … More Endangered Species Day
I am super excited to announce my new project – Field Days! These will be educational Field Days highlighting topics of interest to land conservationists – landowners, biologists, land managers, conservation minded citizens. I am trying to organize them to appeal to landowners interested in maintaining natural diversity on their property and people simply interested in learning more … More Spring Field Days!
When the weather turns cold, plants stop growing, and the birds go south, I , like most temperate biologists, go inside to labor over paperwork and office tasks. We work on reports to agencies, type our field data into complicated spreadsheets, apply for grants so we can continue to spend our summers outside, and write up … More Returned Mail and Making Connections
When I talk about land conservation in Oklahoma, I almost always preface the discussion by citing the statistic that more than 95% of land in Oklahoma is privately owned (that makes us 9th in the U.S. for percentage of the state being privately owned – link for more data). My point in referencing this percentage is to emphasize … More Land Protection in Oklahoma