- September 9, 2016
There are a myriad of little things we can do to conserve resources at sites we manage. These actions are local, personal, and meaningful to the people electing to adopt this goal. Taking these actions honors your connection to a place by focusing you on water use and retention, your choices about how to use
Our actions matter, aim for ecological balance.
energy and resources, and on-site preservation of ecologic function. When many of us adopt practices that make us stewards of our sites we can collectively have a meaningful impact on resources consumed in pursuit of pleasing, livable landscapes.
Goals Articles Are Special
This article is a part of our Planning for Habitat series. Habitat Network encourages you to set goals for each site you map so you can work towards outcomes that matter to you. Each goal has an introductory article, that links you to actions you might be able to take on your site to work towards meeting your goals.
SEE ALL GOAL ARTICLES
Conserving Resources Actions
These are the current actions that are tied to this goal. Whether or not you have “completed” an action is tied to the data collected via your site map. Each Habitat Map has its own goals and actions. To learn more about any action, or about how to change data on your map related to this action, click the link.
- Use of a rain barrel
- Lawn less than 25% of landscaping
- Rain garden, bioswale, or bioretention cell
- Food garden
- Alternative energy source used (solar, wind, geothermal)
- Use of a reel mower
- Impervious hardscape less than 50% of area
- Green or white roof on a building
- No use of herbicides and pesticides
How to Set Goals for Your Sites
Ready to set goals for your habitat map? Visit the Map page, open the site explorer, and select the map you’d like to set goals for.