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Bear Rocks Preserve Springtime scene at The Nature Conservancy's Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia. A flat, windswept expanse of subalpine heath barrens opens up to the sky. © Kent Mason
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[] [] [] [] [{"title":"Teresa Pershing Interview","description":"An information systems manager and leading member of TNC’s employee resource group Nature’s Pride, discusses how supporting human diversity—including different gender identities and sexual orientations—can help make a difference in the world\r\nof conservation.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/magazine/magazine-articles/pershing-interview-lgbtq/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-bottom","mobileImageCrop":"center-bottom","pageImageAlt":"A portrait of a woman in front of green leafy trees","articleDate":"Nov 20, 2019","articleAuthor":["Danielle Furlich"],"contentTypeTag":"Magazine Feature","geoLocationTag":["West Virginia","United States"],"topicTag":["people and nature","community conservation","conservation work"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Magazine"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/magazine"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=300&hei=225&scl=17.84888888888889","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=300&hei=225&scl=17.84888888888889","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=800&hei=600&scl=6.693333333333333","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=800&hei=600&scl=6.693333333333333","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=600&hei=450&scl=8.924444444444445","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=800&hei=600&scl=6.693333333333333","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/D_INTERVIEW_1_Pershing.jpg?crop=330,0,5354,4016&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=3.3466666666666667"}},{"title":"Working Woodlands in West Virginia","description":"Learn how to participate in this program, which provides landowners conservation and management assistance with improving the value and the health of their land.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/west-virginia/stories-in-west-virginia/working-woodlands-fsc-forests/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"left-top","mobileImageCrop":"left-top","pageImageAlt":"Sunrise over wetlands at Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia. 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