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Local Species of Conservation Concern

Endangered Species Day is observed annually across the planet on the third Friday in May. The day serves to recognize the Endangered Species Act, one of the most far-reaching conservation laws in the United States and beyond, and all the organisms that it supports. The Endangered Species Act, a federal…
May 15, 2024

Thriving Communities Event – March 28 , 2024

On March 28, 2024, Bridging The Gap held its annual community and fundraising event at 28 Event Space. This year's theme was Thriving Communities, and LaTonya Sanders with US EPA Region 7 was the guest speaker, who shared her insights and experience in what makes communities thrive, particularly through an…
April 1, 2024
Climate ChangeLearnWildLands

Why Wild Works

Weirder temperatures, fluctuating precipitation, and loss of suitable habitat are often associated with climate change – these things seem so out of reach and can leave us wondering what the next best steps could possibly be. After all, individuals can only make so much impact, right? Nature and other natural…
March 26, 2024

Loving Your Tree To Death: Girdling

You just brought a beautiful new tree home from the nursery and plant it in the perfect spot in your yard, excited for the lifetime of memories you and your family will make under the luscious shade of its leaves. You want to remember what species you got, so you leave the plastic nursery tag on.…
February 28, 2024
Community Voices

Black History Month: Celebrating Local Changemakers

February is Black History Month. To honor and celebrate, we're highlighting four local leaders who are creating restorative change for the environment and their communities. Michael Kelley BikeWalkKC Drew Hines Missouri Department of Conservation Jalen Holloway Heartland Conservation Alliance Kechia Smith Bridging The Gap Q: When it comes to environmental…
February 20, 2024
Greener LivingLearnWildLands

Garden Planning in Winter

I hear a lot during wintertime about excitement for vegetable seed catalogs coming in the mail. Did you know winter is a good time to start planning for a native plant garden as well? Whether you plan on growing from seeds or buying plants in the spring, adding a new…
February 1, 2024
Climate ChangeGreener Living

The Climate Case For Long Underwear

When people think of actions they can take to cut their global warming pollution, they typically think first of big, high-tech changes like buying an electric car or installing solar panels on their home. These can certainly have a large impact, but they typically require a big expenditure up-front (even…
January 2, 2024
Climate ChangeGreener Living

In Appreciation of Winter

Winter’s not as long in Kansas City as it is in, say, Minnesota, but it’s long enough for most of us. While climate change is erratically spiking some very warm days even in December, we can generally count on it being cold, unpredictably icy or snowy, and somewhat gray for…
December 15, 2023

Discover the Wonder of Trees

Trees provide many types of benefits including: Social Benefits: Strengthen community bonds, improve mental well-being, and create serene, peaceful, restful, and tranquil environments. Community Benefits: Serve architectural and engineering functions by providing privacy, emphasizing views, reducing glare, and directing pedestrian traffic. Enhance the quality of life for residents. Environmental Benefits:…
December 11, 2023