A walk on the edge of the woods

The Pine Barrens around Helmetta are a small, unique ecosystem within the Raritan River Basin, along the edge of its Manalapan River tributary. They are part of the Spotswood Outlier of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Many who think they know the Raritan River Basin are amazed to learn of this outlier with its acid … Continue reading A walk on the edge of the woods

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. -Aristotle

HEY, TAKE A HIKE on Nat’l Trails Day! – June 7

There are over 200,000 miles of hiking trails in the United States according to the American Hiking Society. Tread lightly and leave no trace! Nature awaits. Click here to find an event near you. "To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather … Continue reading HEY, TAKE A HIKE on Nat’l Trails Day! – June 7

Lichen is part of the biodiversity of vegetation in our watersheds and serves as tool for water retention.

- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

NWNL expands its watershed coverage: This blog post discusses the Amazon’s Belo Monte Dam

… The international attention on the effects of building the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil’s Amazon is just one example of extended coverage we are starting to offer. The impacts surrounding the Belo Monte Dam are comparable to those of two NWNL case-study watersheds. Displacement caused by dams was experienced by British Canadians, First Nations and US communities in the Columbia River Basin, and may be forced on the half-million pastoralists in Ethiopia and Kenya hoping to stop construction of the Gibe Dams on the Omo River.…

White Nile River Basin Exped. – Kibale Forest NP

The 776 sq-km Kibale Forest NP is full of lakes, marshes and grasslands and offers both swamp and forest walks. It’s Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary claims 335 bird species. The forest is habitat to the rare giant forest hog and forest elephant. The forested slopes of lowland tropical rainforest, deciduous forest and mountain forests are perfect for the world’s highest concentration of primates …

Mau Forest Degradation

NWNL's Mara River Expedition this fall began in Kenya's Mau Forest where severe deforestation has reduced water supplies, causing politicians and conservationists to enact bold solutions.