Archive for October 2012

Supporting America’s Great Watershed Initiative

Things at Audubon International have been especially busy (and exciting) over the past few months, and there are a seemingly endless number of “blog worthy” topics to write about. That said, I thought it would be worthwhile to take the time to highlight one of the important regional efforts (actually, in many ways it’s more…

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Enhancing habitat when there is no more space

There comes a time when a property has been evaluated, low use areas are naturalized, the property is re-evaluated, and more areas are naturalized. This process might, and probably should, occur  numerous times. There comes the point, however, that naturalization is maximized and further reducing heavily maintained areas will disturb the purpose of the property,…

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Still On The Bucket List

Although I have visited Bahia Beach Resort several times over the years, I have never had the opportunity to actually participate in one activity that is on my bucket list.  In addition to rainforest and river, there ar two miles of Atlantic Ocean beach along the northern border of Bahia Beach Resort.  This beach supports…

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Making Memories

Many trees have been lost on Audubon International members sites along the coastal areas in the last few years due to the numerous devastating hurricanes and tropical storms in those parts of the country.  Seeing those trees toppled down has been heartbreaking for staff and residents that spent many hours and dollars preserving them during…

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Having fun while reducing waste

I had the great pleasure of visiting our only Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary amusement park, Silver Dollar City, in Branson, MO. The park was closed for the day, so the usual squeals, screams, and laughter, as well as the wafting smells of fried dough and burgers, were missing. I recognize that a fully patronized amusement park…

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Persistence Pays

Although the economy has side-lined many education projects these past few years for our members, as I travel across the country, I am beginning to see member projects that are being completed.  Such is the case at the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Sports Complex in Arlington, Texas.  Even before the project was built, way back…

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Document now while the sun shines

As the season draws to a close for many of our northern property managers and starts up for southern properties, now is a good time to think about collecting documentation regarding your outdoor stewardship efforts.  Wildlife InventorySpring is the best time to do a wildlife inventory, primarily because during the mating season the male birds…

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