Sandhill cranes take flight over the Lightsey Cattle Company Ranch. Some cranes migrate throughout North America and others make peninsular Florida their year-round home. Ranches provide their preferred habitats of freshwater marshes, pastures and open woods. © Carlton Ward, Jr.
Topic (Oceans & Coasts)
August 27, 2014
Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) observed transplanted nursery-raised staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) spawning for the first time last month at Tropical Rocks, just over 4 miles offshore of Marathon. Learn More
August 15, 2014
In a generous effort to ensure protection of Florida’s water quality, natural areas, beaches, and wildlife, The Nature Conservancy is the latest major contributor to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy campaign with a gift that will further the campaign’s goal of educating Florida voters about the importance of Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. Learn More
August 13, 2014
The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce Temperince Morgan as the new executive director in Florida. Learn More
PANAMA CITY, Fla.
August 07, 2014
Oysters Provide Natural Defenses for Coastal Communities Learn More
June 23, 2014
Students from New York City join Florida's restoration team from July 7 - August 1 to learn firsthand how fire is an essential part of habitat restoration. Learn More
May 15, 2014
The Nature Conservancy has launched geocaches at two of its most popular preserves in Florida to encourage individuals and families to connect with nature. Learn More
Punta Gorda, Fla.
Topic (Oceans & Coasts)
March 24, 2014
Pilot project seeks volunteer help to restore estuary habitat Learn More
Topic (Oceans & Coasts)
June 05, 2014
Carnival Foundation to Support the Waters It Depends Upon Learn More
Lake Wales, Florida
May 15, 2014
Scientists release Brown Lygodium Moths in Central Florida to help prevent the spread of Old World climbing fern, an invasive vine that’s winding its way across Florida. Learn More
May 02, 2014
The Florida Legislature meets in March and April, and The Nature Conservancy staff is working hard to ensure that nature is a part of the conversation. Stay tuned for weekly updates on the most important conservation issues in Florida. Learn More
New Survey Shows Gravity of a Growing, Global Parental Concern:
Kids aren’t spending enough time in nature
April 08, 2014
In the U.S., lack of time outdoors is as concerning as bullying, obesity and education; and seen as an important issue to address Learn More
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy Establish New National Agreement for More Controlled Burning
December 17, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and The Nature Conservancy (Conservancy) announce a new partnership that will for the first time increase and better coordinate controlled burn activities, also known as prescribed fire, on their respective lands to enhance wildlife values. The agreement will encourage more efficient use of personnel and equipment while treating lands that might otherwise not get the benefit of controlled burning. Learn More
October 17, 2013
The Nature Conservancy Awards Country’s Best Green Restaurants Learn More
Topic (Climate Change)
October 07, 2013
New suite of web-based tools will help assist and assess risks and solutions. Learn More
October 01, 2013
Vote now for your favorite green restaurant. Learn More
Of oysters and mangroves: The Nature Conservancy and the City of Punta Gorda team up to protect our shoreline
Harbor Style Magazine
April 01, 2014
What can we do to prepare for the next big storm that might cause severe flooding and erosion? And how can we plan to protect our coastal communities from climate change in the future? At the same time, how do we protect the estuary that is so vital to our community’s health? Charlotte and DeSoto counties were fortunate during Hurricane Charley in that flooding similar to what occurred during Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast didn’t happen here. Although some dwellings were destroyed by the high winds and tornadoes spawned by Charley, many structures remained intact – and dry – albeit with damages. But what about the next time a major storm threatens our area? Residents who live on or near the water must be asking themselves these questions. In the wake of Sandy and major hurricanes such as Katrina, cities and towns in vulnerable regions have begun to take a good, hard look at what can be done to protect our shorelines and habitats in this time of climate change and bigger storms.
Continue reading on pages 50-58 of the April 2014 Green Issue of Harbor Style Magazine.
February 22, 2014
How can we stay out of crisis mode for water policy and our future? Shelly Lakly, Ph. D, the Florida state director of The Nature Conservancy focuses in on solutions to Florida's water challenges recently in the Tampa Tribune.
Florida's Water and Land Legacy
September 26, 2013
The campaign to place the Water and Land Conservation constitutional amendment to the November 2014 ballot cleared a major hurdle today when the Florida Supreme Court agreed that it satisfies legal requirements for placement on the ballot. The Water and Land Conservation amendment is the first constitutional amendment to be approved by the Supreme Court for the 2014 ballot, according to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy, the amendment’s sponsor.
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