The Nature Conservancy http://wamc.org en Trackers Look To Determine Animal Movements In Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/trackers-look-determine-animal-movements-berkshires <p>While some people are looking forward to balmy temperatures and springtime, a group of trackers in western Massachusetts are keeping their fingers crossed for more snow.</p><p>Following a fresh snowfall, three trackers strap on snowshoes and take to the fields of Berkshire County looking for the marks of creatures that traveled across the snow-packed earth hours before. But those braving the cold aren’t dodging trees in isolated, dense forests.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:17:04 +0000 Jim Levulis 83672 at http://wamc.org Trackers Look To Determine Animal Movements In Berkshires Teens Gain Life Experience While Spending Time Working with Nature http://wamc.org/post/teens-gain-life-experience-while-spending-time-working-nature <p><a href="http://www.nature.org/" target="_blank">The Nature Conservancy</a>’s program to immerse urban teens in the environment is wrapping up in Western Massachusetts this week.</p><p><a href="http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/leaf/" target="_blank">Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future</a>, LEAF, exposes teens to the sometimes foreign world of nature. Angela Sirois-Pitel is the stewardship manager for TNC’s Western Massachusetts program, working hand in hand with the teens. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:31:39 +0000 Jim Levulis 70503 at http://wamc.org Teens Gain Life Experience While Spending Time Working with Nature Great Barrington Elm May Help Researchers Manage Tree Disease http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-elm-may-help-researchers-manage-tree-disease <p></p><p>A large tree in a small Berkshire town may hold the key to finding the cure to a disease that has deforested suburban landscapes for decades. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:07:47 +0000 Lucas Willard 60811 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington Elm May Help Researchers Manage Tree Disease