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Tag: Landscape Conservation

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Podcasts

  • Bumblebee lands on a bright yellow flower
    Bumblebee at Mount Mitchell. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Addressing conservation on a landscape level

    August 25, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature. Wildlife conservation has faced a string of challenges over the past 150 years. Overhunting led to the extinction of the passenger pigeon and nearly the bison. Hunting seasons and bag limits did an excellent job of addressing over-consumption problems. Habitat destruction became an issue as wetlands were drained and forests cleared – an issue which helped encourage the development of our national wildlife refuge and national forest systems, yet remains an important issue today.  Learn more...

  • A whimsical photo from a valley looking up at a mountain surrounded by swirling clouds.
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo by The Shared Experience, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    100th anniversary of the Weeks Act

    August 18, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. In much heralded celebrations, Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrated their 75th anniversary last year and the Blue Ridge Parkway is currently celebrating their 75th anniversary. As important as those are, next year brings an even bigger anniversary – the event that led to the creation of the National Forests in the Eastern U.S. 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that authorized the federal government to purchase land and establish national forests in the Eastern United States.  Learn more...

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