Archive for February 2021

History and hiking: perfect together!

It’s hard to go more than a few miles in New Jersey without bumping into a historic site. The state isn’t called the “Crossroads of the American Revolution” for nothing – George Washington spent more time here than in any other state!  And New Jersey has many historic sites connected to early industry and agriculture.…

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Len Frank: Conservation trailblazer

For many folks, the abandoned rail corridor along the Paulinskill River in Warren and Sussex counties wasn’t worth keeping. But Len Frank and a group of like-minded friends saw a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a 27-mile multi-purpose trail for hikers, bicyclists, equestrians, cross-country skiers and nature lovers. Len, who passed away on Jan. 17 at…

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Addressing injustice to Black farmers

Logan Davis has a dream of running his own organic farm, one that would use no-till, “regenerative” methods to enrich the soil, grow healthy foods and sequester carbon that contributes to climate change. As a young Black farmer, he faces many challenges. The vast majority of farmers in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. are…

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A bold plan: Save 30 percent of America’s land and oceans for nature

In his 2016 book, book “Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life,” biologist and author Edward O. Wilson made a strong case for preserving half the planet – both land and oceans – for nature. This, he argued, is the best way to prevent a mass extinction of species that could lead to the collapse…

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