conservation http://wamc.org en Harvard Study Points Way To Conserve Massachusetts Forests http://wamc.org/post/harvard-study-points-way-conserve-massachusetts-forests <p>A newly released Harvard University study details the consequences of land-use decisions in Massachusetts.&nbsp; It warns that current development patterns, if left unchanged, will have consequences for water quality and climate change.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> If recent development trends continue Massachusetts would lose 13 percent of its forest land over the next 50 years which would undermine recent land conservation gains, threaten wildlife habitats, put drinking water supplies at risk and result in harsher consequences of climate change.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79790 at http://wamc.org Harvard Study Points Way To Conserve Massachusetts Forests MA Dept. of Fish and Game Reaches Milestone http://wamc.org/post/ma-dept-fish-and-game-reaches-milestone <p>Environmental officials from across Massachusetts were in the Berkshires this week to celebrate a conservation milestone.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 76622 at http://wamc.org MA Dept. of Fish and Game Reaches Milestone ASA's 12th Annual Landcapes for Landsake Art Exhibition http://wamc.org/post/asas-12th-annual-landcapes-landsake-art-exhibition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.agstewardship.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Agricultural Stewardship Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>ASA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) is a community-supported land trust dedicated to protecting our local farmland from encroaching development, working together with interested landowners and active supporters.</span></p><p>They will be holding their 12th Annual Art Exhibition to benefit farmland conservation this weekend at Maple Ridge in Cambridge. ASA Executive Director Teri Ptacek joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75147 at http://wamc.org ASA's 12th Annual Landcapes for Landsake Art Exhibition Scenic Hudson Preserves Hudson Highlands Acreage http://wamc.org/post/scenic-hudson-preserves-hudson-highlands-acreage <p>More than 100 acres has been preserved in New York’s Hudson Highlands.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:02:10 +0000 Allison Dunne 69606 at http://wamc.org Scenic Hudson Preserves Hudson Highlands Acreage Results Positive For First Massachusetts Bald Eagle Nesting Survey http://wamc.org/post/results-positive-first-massachusetts-bald-eagle-nesting-survey <p></p><p>Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game have released their results of the first statewide bald eagle nesting survey, conducted earlier this spring.</p><p></p><p>The Department of Fish and Game has announced that 30 active bald eagle nets have been verified in Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod. The eagles were spotted as part of the state’s first bald eagle nesting survey, which was coordinated by the department’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and involved agency staff and volunteers.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 64199 at http://wamc.org Results Positive For First Massachusetts Bald Eagle Nesting Survey EarthAction and 2020 Action http://wamc.org/post/earthaction-and-2020-action <p>EarthAction is a global network of over 2,000 organizations in 161 countries, along with legislators, individuals, and journalists, taking action together to create the political will for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54219 at http://wamc.org EarthAction and 2020 Action "Stand Up That Mountain" http://wamc.org/post/stand-mountain <p>We welcome Jay Erskine Leutze and speak with him about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451679009/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451679009">Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451679009" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:45:40 +0000 Joe Donahue 41635 at http://wamc.org "Stand Up That Mountain" Conservation Restriction Placed on Forested, Western MA Mountain http://wamc.org/post/conservation-restriction-placed-forested-western-ma-mountain <p>Officials have placed a conservation restriction on a forest covered mountain in western Massachusetts marking the largest private land conservation deal in the state in nearly a century. WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>The conservation restriction on 3,500 acres of Brushy Mountain in the towns of Leverett and Shutesbury allows forestry operations to continue, but conserves wildlife habitat and will provide recreational access to the public on what was previously private land.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:57:02 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40029 at http://wamc.org Conservation Restriction Placed on Forested, Western MA Mountain