Little Missouri National Grassland

The great prairie grasslands once covered North America like a whispering blanket a million square miles wide, home to bison, elk, and dozens of Native American tribes. So it was for thousands of years,...

Willow Creek Preserve – The Butterfly Effect

Developement is the biggest threat to what's left of this northwest prairie, home to imperiled  plant  species  like  Bradshaw’s  lomatium,  the  Willamette  daisy,  and  Kincaid’s lupine. The Fender’s blue butterfly, once considered extinct, is dependent...

The drumheller badlands

The torn and twisted landscape of the Drumheller Badlands stretches like a giant scar through the rolling farmlands of southern Alberta. It is a conglomeration of gulches, buttes, gulleys, and canyons, all eroded from...

The Monteverde Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is a breathtaking natural setting, and home to several rare and endangered species. Protecting and preserving the cloud forest is partly  a matter of protecting the surrounding environment, and Costa Rica has made a strong  commitment...

The Shores of Biscayne Bay-Last Stand of the Mangroves

Mangroves are a crucial element of Florida's ecosystem. Mangrove stands used to line the coast, until hotel developers started ripping them out to gain access to the shores for high-rises and swimming beaches. Today, it’s illegal...

The Okefenokee Swamp-The Murky Mysteries

The Okefenokee Swamp is wild, but far from untouched. Human activities from  logging  to  upstream  development  have  unbalanced  the  swamp’s  delicate  ecosystem. Peat  is  filling  in  the  wetlands,  threatening  to  destroy  the  natural  habitat  of...