Latest Nature Conservancy News

Crews battle 500-acre wildfire in North Carolina preserve

May. 10, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that covered more than 500 acres in southeastern North Carolina on Tuesday and forced the shutdown of a highway, state officials said. A news release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture of Consumer Services said...

Rebuild or retreat? Newport eyes Cliff Walk's eroding future

Mar. 18, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport, Rhode Island, is in a bind: Should the city continue propping up its landmark Cliff Walk, even though chunks of the path keep crumbling into the sea? Last week, coastal erosion knocked out 30 feet (9 meters) of the paved trail, which winds its way...

Maine looking for citizen scientists to track spawning smelt

Mar. 02, 2022 03:03 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of Maine conservation organizations and a state agency are looking for volunteers to help with a project to restore a species of important fish to the state's waters. The Maine Department of Marine Resources has been working to rebuild the population...