Conservation Book Club


Conservation Book Club

Join other conservation readers in a monthly book club, share your favorite conservation related books, or add some new titles to your reading list.

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Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2021

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Good morning from the Bitterroot Valley, MT

Started by Tano Chidwick Mar 5, 2019. 0 Replies

Although I've been working for and alongside the SCA for many years, this is my first post on Conservation Nation! Hello world!We're packed in with 3 feet of snow here in the valley, and I start my next internship in less than a week. I'm all packed…Continue

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Started by Kiley Voss May 11, 2017. 0 Replies

AMAZING book! About the life of a female scientist and the challenges she faced because she was a scientist, and female. The book alters chapters with what she learned about plants throughout her life with her story, so it reads like a novel, but…Continue

Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbough

Started by Miriam Akervall. Last reply by Miriam Akervall Apr 24, 2017. 4 Replies

Great read! This is a must for anyone who has ever daydreamed about how a government based on conservation principles and a degrowth economy might function. I heard about this book from an interview with Kate Brown, the very cool current governor of…Continue

Reading the Forested Landscape, by Tom Wessels

Started by Marlee Leveille. Last reply by Samuel Long Apr 1, 2017. 1 Reply

If you haven't read Tom Wessels' books, you're in for a treat. If you're headed out to the woods, particularly in New England, I recommend "Reading the Forested Landscape". It's like a detective story for uncovering the history of the woods that you…Continue

Sibley Guide to Trees

Started by Christopher Nova Smith Jul 12, 2015. 0 Replies

Aloha Everyone,I came across a great field book on trees. Its called the " Sibley Guide to Trees". It has helped me with my research studies on…Continue

December's Article: The National Audubon Society's Winter Bird Count

Started by Emily Poore. Last reply by Libby Young Dec 11, 2014. 1 Reply

If you're looking for an excuse to get outside and conduct some citizen science, the National Audubon Society's 115th Annual Winter Bird Count starts this weekend.  Find out more, including how to get involved with a count near you, …Continue

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Comment by Nicole Ruhlman on June 28, 2017 at 10:45pm

I'm sure this book is on the list already, but I'll mention it again just in case! Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. It's a must read!

Another, less science-related title is They Only Eat Their Husbands. It's more about self discovery than science. The title is really deceiving, it's explained halfway through the book so I won''t ruin it by explaining it here :)


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