FINDING PEACE DURING A PANDEMIC AT A SMALL OASIS IN LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ The birding adventures of professional New Jersey Field Guide Lloyd Shaw span the southern end of the Garden State, with Cape May a prime destination for the popular forays he normally leads during Spring Migration. Sheltering in place since mid-March, however, the 64-year-old naturalist
CONSERVING CLUSTERS OF PARCELS TO PROTECT A UNIQUE NATURAL LANDMARK Located at the southernmost end of the Cumberland Plateau, you’ll find Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain, which came to exist 290 to 250 million years ago when the North American and African plates collided, causing the rock strata—the layer of sedimentary rock or soil formed
FORMER LINEMAN JASON BROWN QUITS THE NFL AND TURNS TO FARMING ON CONSERVED LAND Many of North American Land Trust’s (NALT) landowners are what we call second or third generation landowners, meaning they did not place a conservation easement on their property, but rather purchased it with a NALT easement already in place. Often times,
HOW CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND HUNTING ARE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AT SOUTHWIND PLANTATION Born in the late 19th century, the conservation movement exists today thanks largely in part to hunters. While it may seem counter-intuitive to think that the people permanently removing turkey, deer and bear from this world are conservationists, the truth is that responsible hunters
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.