If a 4,061 acre forest were a house, then Todd Crabtree would be the ideal appraiser. His habitat models take distributors of federal funds on a house tour to see all the unique features not visible from the street. These “prospective buyers” give funding to the land that is most valuable and worthy of protecting. His work has led to the protection of over 4,000 acres of ecologically important land that supports threatened species in Southeast Tennessee.Story/Video
Crossing an ecosystem tipping point creates dramatic change. From collapsed fisheries and coastal dead zones to melting sea ice and dying coral reefs, the consequences are often devastating to both the environment and the people who depend on it.
n celebration of the planet’s first Half-Earth Day, join Healy Hamilton, Chief Scientist at NatureServe, world-renowned Harvard biologist, Edward O. Wilson, former Director of the U.S. National Park Service, Robert Stanton, and other leading biologists and thought leaders in a solutions-oriented discussion on how we can protect America’s wildlife.
Rally is the exciting annual gathering of nearly 2,000 inspired and passionate land conservation practitioners from the US, Canada, South America and beyond, who are dedicated to conserving cherished places in local communities.