With the proper management, utility rights-of-way (ROWs) have the potential to connect natural landscapes and improve habitat conditions for certain wildlife, while also carrying out their primary jobs of delivering utilities.
Creating and conserving habitat for amphibians and reptiles is important.
Keep a part of your yard as bare ground to provide nesting habitat for native bees.
Learn how to manage mosquitoes in your yard by seeking out their refuges.
As Philadelphia grows, it puts tremendous pressure on natural resources, essentially increasing the importance of protecting and restoring them. The City of Philadelphia has declared that it will become the greenest city in the U.S. and has launched initiatives with partner organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, to implement conservation actions such as installing rain gardens or planting trees to address this growing pressure on natural resources in urban areas.
Curious about this citizen science project? Read about who works on it and how we are funded.
Objects add a dynamic layer to a habitat map. They are the third step in creating an accurate, visually-appealing, and complete map. Objects provide another opportunity to highlight specific features on your site that encourage wildlife and improve ecological function at the site.
Urban populations around the globe are growing rapidly. In the United States, more than 80 percent of Americans now live in cities, and this percentage is projected to rise over the coming decade. Unfortunately, as urban populations increase, so do pressures on public infrastructure, finances, and natural resources, like clean water and air, which can create cities that are prone to floods, pollution, and drought. In Washington, D.C., these stresses are already apparent in the mounting challenges residents face to disperse intense rainfalls, protect clean drinking water, and cool buildings during heatwaves.
We are all in this together. Creating habitat on the individual household level is powerful. Connecting habitats in neighborhoods, counties, and geographic regions is essential in creating viable habitat patches and corridors for wildlife.
Between draining and infilling wetlands, and the demand for natural resources in an ever-growing metropolis, Boston is now faced with a reduced water table, flooding, and other water quality issues.