Earth is losing biodiversity at an alarming rate. There’s been an average 60 percent decline in mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians globally since 1970, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report 2018. While climate change and pollution are contributors, the number one driving force behind the catastrophic decline in species is habitat loss. Habitat is defined as the natural home of plants and animals
North Shore Land Alliance is proud to announce that we have been reaccredited by the national Land Trust Alliance – proving once again that, as part of a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation, we are committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in our conservation work.
As we wrap up our fourth year of the William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Stewards Program and prepare for next year, we thought it important to reach out to some of our past interns. We particularly wanted to ask them to reflect on the value of their time spent with the Land Alliance.
Tempting as it might be to “clean up” the garden and your yard for winter, as far as wildlife is concerned, it’s best to leave them as is for the season. “Messy is definitely good to provide food and shelter for birds during the cold winter months,” says Tod Winston, Audubon’s Plants for Birds program […]
Thank you to everyone who attended the Food and Climate: The Way Forward lecture and panel discussion at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Monday, October 28th co-hosted with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, North Country Garden Club, The Nature Conservancy, Three Harbors Garden Club and St. John’s Church (Cold Spring Harbor). It was a wonderful evening […]
During the period between Thanksgiving and New Years, the waste we produce rises 25%. According to the EPA food waste, shopping bags, wrapping, packaging and all we pitch at this time of year contribute an extra 1 million tons a week to our landfills. As you prepare for the holidays, don’t forget your reusable bags, […]
In celebration of International Coastal Clean Up Day, Nixon Peabody LLP came to Shore Road Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor to assist the North Shore Land Alliance stewardship team with a beach cleanup and cutting invasive Phragmites in the wet meadow. They collected six bags of trash from our shoreline that included plastic, glass, Styrofoam, […]