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A Reflection on Recent Events for Anyone Wondering About Changes to the Blog

My very modest population of readers may have noticed a change in access related to concerns about a post about an oak savanna in southeastern Wisconsin. That post almost certainly fell well within what are fairly narrow first amendment rights … Continue reading

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Natural Areas Have Intrinsic Value

Much of the conservation community’s current approach to conservation planning is a┬ácommodification 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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Oh Happy Death

Today should have been a happy day. I found a rare gem…for me, a first-time discovery. The occurrence had been documented before, but I have stood poised through winter, waiting for the moment that I would encounter the elusive and … Continue reading

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