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10 Tips on Managing Agricultural Land to Protect Ground-Nesting Birds

The Adirondacks is filled with different types of ground-nesting birds: nightjars, loons, bobolinks, robins, Wilson’s warblers, meadowlarks, harriers, and killdeer, to name a few. Why do these species lay their eggs on the ground rather than in trees, like the other birds we see? As all these […]

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Boreas Ponds Roads: How soil properties affect maintenance costs.

Boreas Ponds Roads: How soil properties affect maintenance costs. What do soil properties have to do with road maintenance costs? A lot! The Boreas Ponds Tract is being classified based on its capacity to withstand human use. While we first think of special habitat and fragile water […]

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Should Land Conservancies use Citizen Science?

Should Land Conservancies use Citizen Science?

What exactly is citizen science? In recent years, a new breed of scientist has emerged: the citizen scientist. The image of “scientist” has outgrown its academic white lab coat, and now extends to the everyday outdoor enthusiast. Citizen science requires no formal academic training and instead relies […]

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The Hidden Costs of Road Salt

The Hidden Costs of Road Salt

The Hidden Costs of Road Salt What you don’t know can hurt you. Everyone wants to be as safe as possible when they drive – that is why we use de-icing chemicals on snowy roads in winter. Salt (sodium chloride) is the primary chemical de-icer used by […]

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