Published Winter 2023
FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
SEEING A SKINNY, two-foot tall serviceberry or white oak sapling in a plastic tube or wire cage (to protect it from browsing deer and rabbits) is a sign of hope, and to me, a symbol of the healing power of nature. It is an image that invokes a sense of investment in the future. Over the past couple years, I have seen more and more of these native tree and shrub plantings as the Finger Lakes Land Trust and our partners in conservation engage in an increasing number of habitat restoration projects. The goal is simple – improve habitat for wildlife, and improve and protect the quality of water flowing in streams and into the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Chesapeake Bay.
You can download Afoot in the Field, our biannual stewardship pamphlet for landowners, in PDF format. See all issues here.