Building natural defenses against natural disasters

Building natural defenses against natural disasters

Hurricanes and other coastal storms are a fact of life in the coastal South. Over the past few years, nearby states like North Carolina and New Jersey took direct hits from major storms and incurred millions of dollars in flood damage. Luckily, in 2019, no hurricanes...
Fones Cliffs: A treasure worth fighting for

Fones Cliffs: A treasure worth fighting for

A journey of set-backs, ending 2018 with promise In a region like the Northern Neck, characterized by marshes, beaches, and gentle pine flats, the towering Fones Cliffs might as well be Mount Everest. The high ground overlooking the Rappahannock River here in Richmond...
Growing Trees and Family Traditions in Madison County

Growing Trees and Family Traditions in Madison County

When Paul Goodall walks his farm, he has a lot to remember. As he crosses the hilly pastures, Paul remembers to check his water troughs for overflow, inspect his cattle fence, and monitor the growth of a stand of newly planted trees. On a 600 acre farm, something...