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Wisconsin’s sand county odyssey, part 3: the x factor

Having a land ethic means you sometimes have to draw lines in the sand – say in the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, the Sand Hills of Nebraska, or the sand counties of Wisconsin. Such lines will be temporary, however, susceptible to the incessant and shifting winds of commerce and competition, if we do not also draw clear lines in our own heads and hearts.

One woman’s conservation legacy: making it home with Jean Clausen

Jean Clausen has indeed opened a lot of people’s eyes to the beauty of nature. She’s also been instrumental in preserving a good bit of the natural world. With her attention, passion and commitment to the particular part of the planet she has inhabited for most of her long life, Jean Clausen exemplifies what it means to “make it home.”

Our children call us home

In the same way that 9/11 dispelled the notion that our nation was immune from terrorism, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico dispells, I hope, the notion that the Golden Rule does not apply to our unborn descendants.