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Battle for Burrowing Owls in Earth Island Journal

EIJ_BurrowingOwl_issue_200The Summer 2016 issue of Earth Island Journal is out! This issue is more than just a celebration of our national parks, it’s a compendium of articles about wildlands, wildlife, open spaces, and the incredible interconnection with human communities. And that’s why we are particularly excited to have our piece, Battle for Burrowing Owls, nestled between a cover that features America’s great bison icon. The Battle for Burrowing Owls is an article about how we started and where we are going to save this unique burrowing-dwelling raptor.

I had already been on the frontline for two years. My tactical pack – complete with camera and 500mm telephoto lens, a dozen padlocks, six feet of welded steel chain in various pre-cut lengths, notebook and pen, GPS receiver, and pocket-sized camcorder – was prepped for my morning patrol…

Read the article online or better yet, pick up an issue near you and support this quarterly magazine which “combines investigative journalism and thought-provoking essays that make the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues.”

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