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Land & Conservation

Dispatches

James Lee Burke’s Bayou Baptism

Fishing for answers in ancient Louisiana waters

Land & Conservation

When the Mississippi Isn’t Mighty

A photographer captures the downstream effects of a historic drought

Conservation

To Russia and Back: The Incredible Journey of a Pintail Duck

New data reveals flight trajectories far beyond what researchers previously imagined

Land & Conservation

A Bluefish Blitz for the Books

Why a bonanza of beached fish is overwhelming Ocracoke’s shores

Conservation

The Race to Save Florida Manatees

It’s all hands on deck to help the state’s struggling mammals

Arts & Culture

Literature’s Long History of Loving Swamps

A fascinating new book by Annie Proulx reveals the mystery and majesty of fens, bogs, and swamps

This Land

A Big Sky Inspiration

A quest for solace on the trail of a mythic and unflappable mail carrier

HURRICANE IAN

How Ian Changed the Coastline of Southwest Florida

Satellite images show the effect Hurricane Ian had on both man-made and natural entities along the coast

Conservation

The Tortoises of Camp Shelby

A Mississippi military base is giving baby gopher tortoises a head start

Land & Conservation

Fall Leaf Forecast: Expect a Colorful Show in the South

Plus more tips from the “Fall Color Guy”

Land & Conservation

The Bizarre Prehistoric Sea Monster Discovered by a College of Charleston Paleontologist

Meet Serpentisuchops pfisterae, also known as snakey crocodile-face, a never-before-seen species of plesiosaur

Editor's Letter

From the Editor: Making a Wild Difference

Celebrating the folks on the front lines of conservation

GARDEN & GUN PRESENTS

Ten Champions of Conservation

In a precarious time for our Southern ecosystems, these ten under-the-radar scientists, advocates, and groundbreakers are saving endangered butterflies, defending the Everglades, fighting for shorebirds, creating art that speaks from the heart, and more

Champions of Conservation

A Grassroots Force

Along Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” longtime resident Gail LeBoeuf and her friends prove getting involved can make a difference

Champions of Conservation

The Multimedia Maven

A greener future for Louisiana’s threatened landscapes emerges from artist Hannah Chalew’s paintings and sculptures

Champions of Conservation

The Marine Detective

Researcher Jennifer Schopf Rehage investigates the health of Florida’s recreational fish and fisheries—with shocking findings

Champions of Conservation

Culture Keeper

Biologist Caleb Hickman safeguards the flora and fauna of his people’s native land

Champions of Conservation

Guiding Presence

No matter the personal cost, fishing captain Benny Blanco shows up for the Everglades

Champions of Conservation

The Butterfly Savior

Endangered pollinators find new hope thanks to Florida entomologist Jaret Daniels

Champions of Conservation

Seed of Change

Hallie Shoffner heralds the effects of climate extremes from her family’s research spread