By Marnie Miller-KeasLast fall 10 acres of Phragmites australis, an invasive plant also known as common reed, was sprayed with herbicide in attempts to reclaim Iona Marsh with cattail and other native plants. Extensive bird surveys have been done over the past years and as Phragmites has increased in dominance, bird species richness has decreased....Read more
Trail Crew on Mount Rogers in 1993. Found via the SCA Facebook Group.This is the twentieth entry in our ongoing series, Photograph Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unoﬃcial Oﬃcial Start of High Season for conservation programs....Read more
As a teen-ager, when I lived outside of Washington D.C., I went backpacking with friends along the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia. Every ten miles or so the white blazes that mark the main trail would intersect with blue blazes leading off to roughly constructed but reliably leak-proof shelters hewn from logs. Usually the shelters sat near freshwater springs.
CHARLESTOWN, N.H. - (Business Wire) Today, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) announced the launch of a national “Green Your School” contest, funded by the NBC Universal Foundation in connection with NBC Universal’s Green initiative, “Green is Universal.” The contest urges students in all U.S.
By ASB Group 2, Final ASB Blog From the Canyon for ASB 2009. See You Next Year!The SCA crew members crawled out of their tents to greet the cold morning. Some crew members had slept outside last night to stargaze and were eager to share their tales over breakfast....Read more
Washington, DC - In order to help repair and restore our nation’s public lands while employing and training thousands of young Americans and promoting a culture of public service, U.S. Reps. Raúl M. Grĳalva (D-AZ) and Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) introduced the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 (H.R. 1612).