Links to articles about hiking, the environment, and other GWLT-related subjects.
Want to help scientists from your home computer? The Field Museum of Chicago, Duke University, and international scientists are learning from the online MicroPlants project. Contribute to their study by measuring tiny leaves in photographs from your web browser, and help forward our understanding of biodiversity!
From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, an article about the environmental analysis of the health of Worcester lakes:
This week State Rep. Hannah Kane of Worcester’s 11th District and Michael Moore of the Massachusetts State Senate saw their bill, updating the charged responsibilities and rights of the Lake Quinsigamond Commission. This bill will help the commission to carry out their mission to preserve and improve our beloved Lake Quinsigamond.
To view Lake Quinsigamond from GWLT properties, check out the East Side Trail!
From the USDA, an article about the effects of climate change in New England:
Both the Associated Press and the Washington Post have articles about how road salt is affecting our rivers, streams, and brooks:
From the US Forest Service:
Scientists find a native fungus capable of destroying invasive Ailanthus while preserving native species.
“…research by Nick Haddad, a conservation biologist at the University of Michigan’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, has demonstrated substantial improvements in biodiversity from corridors as little as 25 yards in width, well within the range, he says, of “what’s reasonable in urban landscapes.” “