Tag Archives: Nature

Designing Sustainable Landscape Projects

This award is intended to support the work of Designing Sustainable Landscapes project. The project will involve customizing applications of Designing Sustainable Landscapes products for partners; evaluating the effectiveness of Natures Network components in conserving ecosystems and wildlife habitat, if protected; and revising components of Natures Network based on feedback from the partnership. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Applications due August 4. Learn more... Read more

Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems

​​While many cities have created rich systems of public parks, presenting residents with ample opportunity to linger in nature, the same cannot be said for all urban settings. That need not be the case. In the report, “Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems,” the authors provide a “how to” on creating systems of linked parks and open spaces that can become health support systems, offering opportunities for city residents to be outdoors in pleasant environments. Read report... Read more

From Rails to Trails: Turning Rail Corridors into Public Spaces

The National Trails System Act, adopted in 1983, has helped preserve and restore thousands of miles of rail corridors that would have otherwise been abandoned. Instead, old tracks be can be turned into parks, nature trails, cycle paths and public gardens that offer a much-welcomed green pocket at the heart of fully urbanized communities. Read more... Read more

Demolition Set to Begin on Eklutna’s ‘Deadbeat Dam’

A long-orphaned dam on Alaska’s Eklutna River is getting demolished after sitting unused for over 60 years. The Conservation Fund and Eklutna Inc. are dismantling the dam this summer, with the hopes of restoring salmon runs. When demolition is complete, the area will eventually return to its natural state, with high canyon walls visible once again. While more remains to be done, experts expect fish to come back quickly, and even more animals after that. People can expect to see... Read more

Naturally Resilient Communities

Green infrastructure can play a crucial role in helping to reduce flood risk, while also providing a wide variety of additional benefits, including improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. In this free webinar from the American Planning Association, planning professionals from Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; and Pierce County, WA will discuss how they are using green infrastructure to address community flood risk. This webinar will also feature a description and demonstration of the Naturally Resilient Communities web-based... Read more

Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

Outdoor recreation is among our nation’s largest economic sectors. From the smallest rural towns to the most densely packed cities, outdoor recreation powers a vast economic engine that creates billions in spending and millions of good – paying American jobs. When we invest the foundation of the recreation economy, our public lands and waters, there is compounding return in the form of healthier communities, healthier economies and healthier people. Read report... Read more

Community Assistance in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Program

​The National Park Service (NPS) announced funding to support recreation and conservation projects through its Rails, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. Through the RTCA program, NPS helps organize, strategize, build public participation and partnerships, and implement a conservation and/or recreation project that is important to your community. Consideration will be given to projects that have specific goals and results for conservation and recreation in the near future, have broad community support, and that advance the NPS mission. Applications due June... Read more
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