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Land & Conservation

15th Anniversary

The Lowcountry’s Green Guide

Rick Crawford, a Charleston native, models the future of sustainable business

15th Anniversary

Birders Look Beyond What the Binoculars Reveal

As teacher and protégé, J. Drew Lanham and Isaiah Scott inspire and educate

15th Anniversary

Red Wolf Renaissance

The North Carolina Zoo’s mission to save the endangered canid renews hope for native species

Black Warrior waterdog

Land & Conservation

Meet One of the South’s Strangest—and Rarest—Amphibians

The critically endangered Black Warrior waterdog calls a single Alabama rivershed home, and biologists are racing to save it

Arts & Culture

The World According to Padgett Powell

The Florida author on championing snakes, noodling for catfish, and his first collection of nonfiction, Indigo

This Land

Seeking Wisdom Among the South’s Oldest Trees

Latria Graham listens to ancient cypresses and old-growth forests

Conservation

Planting Hope for Manatees

An update on the gentle—and threatened—herbivores that winter in Florida

Land & Conservation

A New Beer in Virginia Is a Literal Taste of Longleaf Pine

Black Narrows Brewing Co. and the Nature Conservancy partner up to tell the story of forgotten Southern forests

Conservation

The Return of East End Lodge

Why the revival of a small bonefishing lodge means a lot for the Bahamas

Land & Conservation

Saving Grand Bahama’s Mangrove Forest

An unprecedented group effort seeks to restore what was lost after Hurricane Dorian—one mangrove at a time

Conservation

Standing up for Lowcountry Bats

A disappearing species finds potential refuge on the Carolina coast

Land & Conservation

Saying Goodbye to Winter, a Very Special Dolphin

The star of the 2011 movie Dolphin Tale died at age sixteen, but she won’t be forgotten by her caretakers or her fans

This Land

A Mother-Daughter Duo Connects on the Fly

Two women cast for trout, and other things that lie beneath the surface

Arts & Culture

Maryland’s Waterfowl Festival Turns Fifty

Wildlife artist Bart Walter unveils a special bronze sculpture for the occasion

Our Kind of Place

Soaking Up Serenity on a Mississippi Trail

A Mississippi professor and poet wanders through the seasons of Oxford’s Whirlpool Trails

Land & Conservation

See a Rare Litter of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes

With “big old eyes and a button for a rattle,” these baby snakes offer hope for a struggling species

Land & Conservation

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Whether they’re turning yellow, orange, red, or not at all, a tree’s fall leaves are a window into its personality

Editor's Letter

From the Editor: Looking After Loggerheads

A small team monitors a critical nesting habitat for loggerhead sea turtles

Conservation

Return of the Native Brook Trout

On the back of a determined West Virginian—and private landowners and government agencies
alike—the vaunted and cherished brook trout just might be making a miracle comeback

Land & Conservation

Seven Culturally Significant Plants to the Chickasaw People

An ethnobotanist shares some of the surprising ways the Chickasaw used wax myrtle, sassafras, and yaupon holly