Conserving Biodiversity and Bird Habitat When Land is Developed

APA North Carolina Chapter

#9138830

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
8:15 a.m. - noon EST

Jacksonville, NC, United States

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Overview

Opportunities exist to conserve biodiversity when land is subdivided for development. This workshop introduces participants to the key principles and practices required to conserve biodiversity during design, construction, and post-construction phases. Participants will also learn about an online evaluation tool, called "Building for Birds." This tool allows decision makers to manipulate amounts of forest fragments (urban/rural) and tree canopy (in built areas) and determine the best designs for conserving bird habitat.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES*:

1) To provide information and resources on key principles and practices required to conserve biodiversity during design, construction, and postconstruction phases of development.
2) To provide information about how to use an online tool to evaluate different landscape design scenarios and impacts on bird habitat during the breeding season.
3) To provide information about how to use an online tool to evaluate different landscape design scenarios and impacts on bird habitat during the migration season.

* Registered participants will receive a 126-page resource manual developed by Professor Mark Hostetler and associated UF/IFAS personnel with detailed strategies and resources to help one to create communities that conserve biodiversity over the long term.

Resource URL

http://wec.ifas.ufl.edu/buildingforbirds/web/home.html

Speakers

Mark Hostetler

Dr. Hostetler is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation at the University of Florida. With over 20 years of experience in urban wildlife and green development issues, Dr. Hostetler conducts research and outreach on how urban landscapes could be designed and managed, from small to large scales, to conserve biodiversity ... Read More

Contact Info

Emilee Morrison, emroz@ncsu.edu