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First come the blasts: The thunderous sounds of more than 100 tons of explosives ripping through tightly packed soil.
Then, the water — more than 2,500 acres flooded in less than an hour.
This isn't a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster. It's the latest step in The Nature Conservancy's efforts to restore wetlands on its Williamston River Delta Preserve in southern Oregon.
Learn more at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/oregon
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For three years, photographer Michael Forsberg traveled the Great Plains, documenting what remains of this once-vast ecosystem. WIth financial and scientific assistance from The Nature Conservancy, Forsberg completed his new book, "Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild," in 2009.
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Mark Tercek, the Conservancy's president and CEO, flew over the Gulf oil spill -- and reports that its size and potential damage to nature overwhelmed him. You can help restoration efforts in the Gulf by visiting http://www.nature.org/restore
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In this video, scientists and volunteer divers cultivate threatened staghorn coral at nurseries offshore as part of a Nature Conservancy project to increase the population of healthy, resilient corals throughout the Caribbean. The Nature Conservancy, Nova Southeastern University, University of Miami, Coral Restoration Foundation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Lab relocate coral fragments to established nurseries throughout coastal waters in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each fragment is cemented to a small cement cast (or puck) with a unique nursery identification code. The nurseries work much like a plant nurseries regular care and maintenance are necessities to ensure survival of the corals. Research divers clean the corals of worms and snails. Because of a decline in fish populations, divers must scrub algae off the coral with a brush. Once they have grown to sufficient size, they are replanted back onto reefs. NOAA announced in June 2009 that it will provide economic stimulus funds to support 57 jobs for the expansion of the coral restoration efforts in the Keys and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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The Nature Conservancy's stunning purchase of 161,000 acres in the Adirondack Park presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure lands of immense biological, economic, and recreational value for all New Yorkers. History is in our hands - find out how you can join us.
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At the end of October 2008, a small herd of bison will be reintroduced at Broken Kettle Grasslands in the globally significant Loess Hills, in western Iowa. These bison are part of the prairie restoration effort that has diversified that plant and animal communities in the stunningly beautiful landscape. Learn more about bison: Why now? Why bison?
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Butch Phillips, tribal elder of the Penobscot Indian Nation, describes his peoples historic connection with the river that shares their name and reflects on the promise of the Penobscot River Restoration Project. The Penobscot River Restoration Trust is a partnership that includes the Penobscot Indian Nation, The Nature Conservancy and several other conservation groups. The goal is to restore more than 1,000 miles of habitat for species like Atlantic salmon and river herring while maintaining hydropower in the watershed.
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A new wildlife corridor and highway underpass are reuniting the famous Samburu elephants with a long-isolated herd on Mount Kenya. The project also is relieving human-wildlife conflicts by protecting crops that communities depend upon for survival. Learn more about our work in Kenya at http://www.nature.org/africa.
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Michael Reuter, director of The Nature Conservancy's North America Freshwater Program, reports from Sikeston, MO, site of record flooding on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
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For centuries, traditional land management practices in Northern Australia have included burning the landscape to replenish the land and reduce the chance of devastating wildfire. See how The Nature Conservancy and partners are helping indigenous groups revitalize these practices — which also substantially reduce carbon emissions.
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This summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana plan to breach a 17-mile levee that surrounds 25 square miles at the Upper Ouachita River National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Louisiana. The project is the largest floodplain reconnection and reforestation in the United States.
As of May 19, extremely high flood waters on the Ouachita River are threatening to cause the levees to fail, which would postpone and alter the partners' plans to reconnect the river to its floodplain.
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Wyoming hangs onto some of the last intact native prairie left on the planet. In the state's remote, wind-swept grasslands, generations of ... all » ranchers have eeked out a rugged existence far from the nearest town. Learn how these people have come together with scientists, land managers and conservationists to help safeguard their unique homeland and the wildlife it supports.
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After The Nature Conservancy restored a salmon stream in Alaska, an indigenous elder chooses a fitting new name for the stream in her own Haida language.
Learn more: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/un
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Barry Truitt explains seagrass restoration at the Virginia Coast Reserve.
The Nature Conservancy and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, along with several partners in the Seaside Heritage Seagrass Community Restoration Program, are once again gearing up for the largest seagrass restoration project in the world!
More at nature.org/seagrassrestortation
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Gretchen Benjamin, Assistant Director with The Nature Conservancys Upper Mississippi River program, talks about the restoration activities taking place with partners in the Upper Mississippi River and how nature is benefitting. Learn more about the Mississippi River and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods, recreation and inspiration by visiting nature.org/msriver today.
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Nature Conservancy staff survey flood conditions near New Orleans and Baton Rouge and discuss how river systems might be better managed for people and nature in the future.