PROTECTING ONE FAMILY’S DEDICATION TO THE LAND Now with the spring season in full bloom, many of us are spending these warmer days in our backyards, planting flowers that attract pollinators, weeding invasives to make room for native species, raking debris and cultivating the land for a summer or fall harvest of fruits and veggies.
It’s no secret that things that are vital to our livelihoods — housing, industry and infrastructure development — impact wildlife habitat and open space values. To address this, developers are often required to permanently protect similar habitat through mitigation and a conservation easement, which is how NALT was able to help save the Delmarva fox
LANDOWNERS EXCEED STEWARDSHIP EXPECTATIONS Situated east of Panthertown Valley in Jackson and Transylvania Counties and south of Toxaway River Headwaters, just along the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, you’ll find an extensive set of Montane Acidic Cliffs surrounded by high elevation forests with dots of pink-shell azalea (Rhododendron vaseyi) that stand out against the dense
Farmers of the tropics, tequila-makers and pollinators are just some of the names we’ve given to bats. As we learn more about these fascinating creatures, we’ve found that their value in natural ecosystems and their effects on human economies only increase. In the U.S. alone, bats save farmers an estimated $23 billion annually in pesticides
Standing five feet tall with a seven-foot wingspan and snow-white feathers that contrast handsomely with its jet-black wing tips and striking crimson cap, the Whooping Crane (Grus Americana) cuts an impressive figure. The tallest bird in North America, it is also the rarest crane species and one of the rarest birds on this continent. Sadly,