Pennsylvania’s Women and Their Woods

Program supports women forest owners

Nancy Baker is a forest ecologist in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and a leader in the Women and Their Woods program, connecting women forest owners and teaching them the skills they need to care for their forests.

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Pennsylvania’s Women and Their Woods

Nature and culture along the Nanticoke River

There's plenty to explore along this 64-mile river

Whether you’re a first-time traveler to the Nanticoke River or a frequent visitor, discover the natural beauty and unique history of the waterway by exploring these eight sites.

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Nature and culture along the Nanticoke River

From forest buffers to brook trout

New website highlights buffer successes

Once a quagmire of pollution, Poague Run in Staunton, Virginia, is now clean and cold enough to stock with the native, sensitive brook trout. Practices such as streamside forest buffers have helped bring the waterway back. (Photo: Jeff Feverston/Shutterstock)

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From forest buffers to brook trout

Opening up opportunities with green jobs

Strengthening and diversifying the environmental field

As the economy expands to include more "green" jobs—such as those in energy efficiency, stormwater management and natural sciences—there are many organizations looking to connect job-seekers with fulfilling employment.

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Opening up opportunities with green jobs

Fresh vegetables for all: CSA Day in the watershed

Food and relationship with healthy, local produce

West Virginia farmer Gale Livingstone of Rainbow Hill Farm connects with neighbors through community supported agriculture (CSA).

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Fresh vegetables for all: CSA Day in the watershed

    Chesapeake Bay News

    • March 22, 2017

      A woman and her woods

      Pennsylvania forest ecologist Nancy Baker helps connect women forest owners to their land

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    Critter of the Month

    Rusty Crayfish

    March's Critter - The rusty crayfish is an invasive species that can be found in some rivers and streams throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. It has a spot on either side of its back that is rusty in color.

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      Bay Executive Order

      Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.

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      Maryland BayStat

      A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.

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    watershed agreement

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    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2015, 7,623 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.


    Photo Credit: Susy Morris

    Prevent Erosion

    Trying to build a garden on a sloped yard? To keep your topsoil from running into local waterways, you can build raised beds or create contours parallel to the slope of your yard.

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