The purchase and upkeep of exotic plantings is often misguided.
production of wood pellets for fuel is likely to put more CO2 in the atmosphere and maintain less biodiversity on the land during the next several decades.
Each road creates new “edge” habitat in nature, and fragments the landscape into small units that are often less conducive to the persistence of wildlife.
The future distribution of trees is of more than passing interest to a few weekend naturalists.
Conserving diversity ensures a more productive and stable set of ecosystems on which humans depend.
In the United States, dogs and cats consume the dietary energy of 62 million people, which is about 20% of our population.
We will not make America great again if we can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or find mental refreshment and recreation in natural areas.
As a first approximation, a large protected area will preserve more species than a small one.
We are keepers of the biosphere, and our judgment day will assess how well we did.
I cannot help but think that, like humans, birds are happier when they are well fed.