Land & Conservation

An oil painting of a man fishing in a stream


In the trout waters of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains, one writer follows the trail of the late, great Middleton, one of fly fishing’s most intriguing voices

White Rhinos roaming through a field of tall, green grass.

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The Georgia Safari Conservation Park offers up-close animal encounters and luxury glamping. Plus, where to eat when you’re in town.

A diamondback terrapin moves through sand

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Research on Kiawah Island has created a wealth of data on these little-known, beautiful salt marsh turtles—proving we can’t protect something unless we understand it first

A kayaker paddles in a river with palm trees behind

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Come for a maritime forest so lush it feels like a jungle, stay for the dreamy beach sunsets

Otter pups on a swing

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The six youngsters enjoy wrestling, playing chase, bothering mom, taking naps, and eating treats at their coastal South Carolina home

A man with gator bite marks, stitched up, on his arm

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Three weeks after the terrifying encounter, Will Georgitis shares why he can’t wait to get back in the water, plus safety tips for other river divers


What to know to get ready, and one compelling reason not to sweep them from your yard

A male painted bunting

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A songbird that looks dipped in paint, a delicate pink wader, and an iridescent duck—learn what gives these beautiful birds their color, plus how to spot them

People in a greenhouse harvest basil and tomatoes

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In Wardensville, Farms Work Wonders grows vegetables, businesses, and opportunities for Appalachian youth

A mug with a tin of tea and some tea leaves strewn around the mug.


Caffeinated tea from a native shrub, chemical-free laundry soap from a Georgia farm, and more standout sustainable goods

A monarch butterfly on a purple flower with a tag sticker on its wing.


Calling all amateur naturalists to observe baby birds, tag butterflies, count migrating hawks, and photograph dolphins

A waterfall with a rocky outcrop, surrounded by trees


This beloved Arkansas mountain is full of green forests, plunging blufflines, swirling sandstone, and romantic folklore

Bradford pear trees in bloom

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One by one, states are banning the beautiful but invasive tree—and for good reason

A man stands in a swamp with a camera

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Through alligators, cypress trees, panthers, spoonbills, and ghost orchids, Mac Stone invites everyone to experience—and care about—what’s in our backyards and beyond

A group of cypress trees in a swamp with a purple sky

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The Gainesville conservationist captured roaming Florida panthers, rainbows over tree islands, and basking alligators in the name of saving the “river of grass”

A yellow bird sits in the branches of a tree

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My quest to identify an ultra-rare species in my Charleston yard attracted birders from near and far—and sparked unexpected, shared joy

Several wild turkeys in a field

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The trend has individuals and states rethinking their strategies

A man holds a board and paintbrush while sitting in a field

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The native prairies of Texas—both remnant and restored—shift an artist’s perspective and inspire

A close up of a queen conch with long, googly-like eyes

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What’s not to love? It’s all hands on deck to help these googly-eyed, spiral-shelled, hopping marine snails make a comeback in the Keys

A Florida panther stands in a forest with palm foliage

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A new grant invites private landowners to help the Sunshine State’s iconic big cat roar back