Wildlife are affected by how homeowners manage their yards and neighborhoods at both local and regional scales. For example, maintaining a habitat for wildlife in a yard increases biodiversity in the neighborhood. (Biodiversity is simply the number of different species occurring in a given area.) On a larger scale, how one manages yards and neighborhoods can have a positive effect on surrounding habitat.

Living Green

Living Green TV Episode "Landscaping for Wildlife"

Conservation Subdivisions and Conserving Urban Biodiversity

Landscaping for Wildlife Fact Sheets

Wood Duck Nestbox

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success

Red-tailed Hawk
Credit: Sharon Ritacco

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