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  • Cub Scouts post trail signs at The Nature Conservancy's first preserve, in New York, in 1951.
  • Volunteers at The Nature Conservancy's first preserve, at Mianus River Gorge in New York, 1951.
  • Nature Conservancy interns recreate a classic photo from the organization's early years, at Mianus River Gorge in New York.
  • A Midwestern farm community during the Dust Bowl.
  • Harvest time at one of the many Illinois farms that recovered from the devestation of the Dust Bowl due to soil and water conservation efforts.
  • Spring Green Bluff, Wisconsin in 1927.
  • Spring Green Bluff, Wisconsin in 1988, following years of prairie restoration work.
  • Playing in the snow, Northern Maine, 1955.
  • Sledding in Northern Maine, February 1978.
  • Skiing in Northern Maine, 1988.
  • The site of Cape May Meadows Preserve in the 1920s, when is was a beachside community known as South Cape May, New Jersey, which suffered drastic storm surges.
  • LEAF interns at the restored Cape May Meadows Preserve, New Jersey, in 2010.
  • Fighting forest fires in the early days of conservation.
  • Modern conservationists use fire to manage forest ecosystems.
  • Fishing in Colorado, 1960s.
  • Fishing in Wisconsin, 1988.
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