> AUDUBON's SEPTEMBER ISSUE FEATURES THREATENED FORESTS, ENDANGERED SALMON AND > FIRES IN THE GRASSLANDS > > Aquarium Photo Essay Illustrates Our Fascination with Underwater Wildlife > > New York, NY, August 5, 2003 - Across the country, researchers studying the > effects of sprawl on birds are concluding that if you can't beat it -- plan > it. As a result, they are designing landscapes that help, not hurt, native > species. > > The September edition of Audubon - www.audubon.org <http://www.audubon.org> - > features a report that details the way that landscapes and structures are > being designed to allow for a mutually beneficial relationship between the > ever approaching urban sprawl and the birds whose habitat is altered because > of it. Living On the Edges, by T. Edward Nickens, highlights the findings of > these researchers on the cutting edge of the movement towards more > environmentally sound building practices. With photographs by Mitch Epstein. > > Land of the Giants - Alaska's Tongass National Forest is big in every way -- > from its huge trees to its bears to its 16.8 million acres. This picturesque > forest is also home to 800-year-old trees and an array of wildlife not seen > in the lower 48 for a century. It is these facts make the logging industry's > plan to level thousands of acres of the forest even more inconceivable. In > this gripping piece, we are shown a magnificent landscape that is in serious > danger of being paved over and through by the U.S Forest Service. By Ted > Kerasote, with photographs by Michio Hoshino, Robert Glenn Ketchum and Art > Wolfe. > > Spawning Hope - Once an environmental and economic mainstay of the Pacific > Northwest, salmon are now so scarce that their status is provoking fights > across the region. But along Washington's quiet Dungeoness River, one time > local foes, in an all-too-rare atmosphere of common sense and mutual respect, > have crafted a solution that everyone can live with -- they are teaming up to > bring the fish back. By Susan McGrath, with photographs by Brian Smale, and > salmon photography by Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager. > > Fire In the Sky - In April 2002, a long period with little fire came to a > dramatic end at the Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch in southeastern Arizona. > In less than an hour, flames had reduced the nearly 8,000 acres of grassland > to smoldering stubble and ash. Still, this historic blaze - centuries > overdue - may have been the salvation of a unique and little-known ecosystem > in the highlands of southeastern Arizona. By Keith Kloor, with photographs > by Michael Lundgren. > > This issue's photo essay features photographs from Aquarium, the new book by > renowned photographers Len Jenshel and Diane Cook. The book explores both the > splendors of the sea and our fascination with exhibiting them for everyone to > appreciate. > > > --------------------------------- > Kristy A. Wright > Media Representative > > National Audubon Society > 700 Broadway > New York, NY 10003 > 212.979.3027 > www.audubon.org > You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.