Category Archives: restoration

Natural Areas Have Intrinsic Value

Much of the conservation community’s current approach to conservation planning is a commodification of nature. Lands are valued according to laundry lists of the tangible services (e.g. water quality protection, forage, carbon storage) they provide. We might not assign actual dollars … Continue reading

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Native and Exotic Plants: Problematic Terminology

I have always taken terms like “native” and “exotic” for granted. Native species may be assigned ecological value, but it is what they reveal about our natural heritage that I have always valued more. As integral parts of my human … Continue reading

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Autumn in SE Wisconsin

I took these photos in the oak woodlands, openings, prairies, and wetlands of the Kettle Moraine region of SE Wisconsin in September and October. The conservation and restoration of this landscape brings us beauty, perhaps the most important outcome…and really … Continue reading

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