For nearly two decades, the federal Roadless Rule has prohibited road-building and timber harvesting on nearly 60 million acres of the country’s most pristine national forest land. Among the areas currently protected is more than half of the nearly 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, part of the largest remaining temperate rainforest on Earth. But now, conservationists
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When conservation ecologist Clark Rushing set out to study Painted Buntings a few years ago, he stumbled on an enigma: where exactly the birds go in winter and in what numbers. Each piece of evidence seemed to raise more questions than it answered, deepening the migration uncertainty surrounding the dazzling—yet declining—songbirds.   Painted Buntings are well-documented in their breeding territory
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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company’s Hummingbird Springs sour saison, the Western Rivers Brewers’ Council’s first collaborative brew, celebrates International Migratory Bird Day and Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon After the Arizona legislature reached a historic agreement with the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), Audubon Arizona remains focused on water policy that benefits rivers, economies, habitats, birds, and other wildlife.
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Snowy Owl. Photo: Tracey Kidston/Audubon Photography Awards Washington, DC (March 7, 2019)—Today, 312 credentialed scientists, including many Arctic experts, are sending a letter to the US Department of the Interior opposing oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and specifically identifying flaws in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Environmental Impact
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Great Blue Heron. Photo: Katherine Westover/Audubon Photography Awards It’s getting warm out here. Anyone who lives in the broad swath of the American West between Denver and San Diego—where Colorado River water comes out of the tap—has surely noticed the weather in recent years. Record highs have been recorded throughout the region, and too often,
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