What is ecotourism?

At our Cumberland Plateau farm we have dual goals of profitability and environmental restoration. We’ve been working with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to restore native landscapes including savannahs. We believe that the restoration of habitat will bring...

Florida Python Removal

Florida has had a python problem for years. The huge reptiles are a threat to native species throughout the Everglades… Government agencies have tried various means to control and even reduce the population, with varying degrees of success. Now, they’ve hit a...

Great White Shark Breach in South Africa

I spend a good deal of my time exploring nature, researching and cultivating it. I share the wildlife and plant life on my Cumberland Plateau farm and the farming techniques we deploy to enhance native vegetation and wildlife. But today, I need to share this. This...

Protection of Wildlife Through Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Federation knows for a fact what all of us who love the Cumberland Plateau Natural Resources feel —it’s a special place worthy of protection. They’ve awarded seven grants in four states totaling $1.3 million. Matching grants will more...

Water Monkeys: Invasive yet Eco-Friendly

In a world where everything stays where it’s supposed to… who am I kidding? There’s no such world. Mussels attach themselves to ships then invade the Great Lakes. People let all manner of turtles, snakes and other animals loose in local water bodies—in the Everglades!...

Digitalization of the Art Market by Artnet

The older we get the faster time seems to roll. Since quarantine, though, it seems time seems to expand and contract at the same time. One big change is the way we’ve adopted our live, work and play to online platforms. Our kids’ Zoom education and virtual...

Job Cuts by David Zwirner

I am an art lover. We have art on the farm and I’m the president of the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. The farm art supports artists who require large spaces for their work (you can see some of it on the CoalCreek.farm website.) The art industry is often thought of as...

Returning Elk Brings New Economic Hope to Kentucky

I’ve been a big proponent of Eco-tourism for years, as the pros clearly outweigh the cons Coal Creek Farm is located on the Cumberland Plateau. It’s the heart of biodiversity in the U.S. We already have abundant natural resources including beautiful, navigable rivers...

How to Protect the Everglades

The District is beginning its update process for the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Plan. People who care about these natural resources can provide comments, ideas and suggestions for the South Florida Water Management District staff to consider. While...

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