Baraboo Hills: Quiet Recreation or Guns and ATVs?

The 4000 acre former Badger Army Ammunition Plant in the Baraboo Hills is getting a master plan from the Wisconsin DNR that will guide it’s future development. The choices are stark: 1) Do nothing, 2) a minimalist wildlife habitat management plan, or 3) a not-so-peaceful development that includes trails for off-road motorbikes and ATVs as […]

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Study shows urban sprawl threatens genetic diversity

By Mike Lee,  San Diego News September 22, 2010 – U.S. Geological Survey This map of the area near Thousand Oaks shows the degree of genetic isolation being experienced by a small songbird called the wrentit (Chamaea fasciata). Biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service said that as urban development fragmented […]

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