SCA recently sat down for a conversation with Mickey Fearn, National Park Service Deputy Director for Communications and Community Assistance. He was candid, insightful and revealing…SCA: To your mind, what is the single biggest issue facing national parks today?Dep. Director Fearn: (Laughs.) Well, there are a lot of those.
By Melanie Smollin, takepart.comProtecting America’s natural resources is a huge job. Forests and national parks, community green spaces and marine sanctuaries all need massive husbandry efforts.
It was raining and the warm air was thick with hungry mosquitoes but the crew assigned to start construction on the bog bridge didn’t take notice. The large stump blocking the path would go. The muck in the bog would be removed. The sill beam had to be perfectly level. And the stringers must align neatly....Read more
By Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAmid blowing snow Sunday in Riverview Park, 20 Urban EcoStewards installed what field ecologist Brian Dolney called “a low-tech solution” to erosion.The field workshop, which attracted current and newly minted stewards, was one of a continuing series sponsored by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Frick Environme
SHAFTSBURY — Four town residents were honored during the annual Town Meeting ﬂoor session with proclamations from the Vermont Legislature citing their achievements and service to the community. State Rep.