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Biologists on bases: Fish and Wildlife joins the military

Melanie Kaeser is embedded with the military at Tyndall Air Force Base. She patrols the pine forests and swampy wetlands as F-16s and F-22s maneuver overhead. Her mission: protect those in harm’s way — the gopher tortoises, the St. Andrews Beach mice and the Godfrey’s butterworts.

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New study shows Americans’ deep appreciation for nature, barriers to connection

Contact with nature important part of growing up and linking Americans to one another; competing priorities and other factors impede getting outdoors

The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities for reconnecting. The results are prompting nature conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation leaders to expand how they work to connect people with nature. The Nature of Americans National Report: Disconnection and Recommendations for Reconnection reveals important insights from a study of nearly 12,000 adults, children, and parents, and provides actionable recommendations to open the outdoors for all.

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