The Nature Conservancy and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are joining forces to create urban habitat by forming Habitat Network. The Nature Conservancy’s work through private landowners and Cornell’s powerful YardMap (renamed Habitat Network) will work to network urban partners to leverage public and private resources to create functioning urban habitat among dense urban development.
Habitat Network will help to “transform urban areas into functional habitat to better support a diversity of wildlife while also increasing the quality of life for people and communities.”
Efforts are being focused first in three cities on the Atlantic flyway: Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Emphasis on leveraging municipal investment in stormwater management and resiliency planning to maximize wildlife benefits is one aim.
In their announcement about the partnership, Habitat Network is soliciting assistance from experts on the ground. If you are willing to help them test some new designs over the coming year, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NewTerrain August 1, 2016.