Biodiversity is one of the cornerstones of the Bay Area’s environmental stability. Too often, developed areas landscape with a monoculture of non-native plants, removing precious habitat.
The ecosystem works in a delicate balance and loss of habitat can remove food, water and shelter for integral parts of that balance.
A landscape that is diverse in plant species and provides habitat for wildlife will be healthier and more resistant to disease and pests.
Providing habitat in a landscape helps wildlife and the ecosystem as a whole:
- Choose California natives first
- Provide water and shelter
- Use organic pest management
- Conserve or restore natural areas and wildlife corridors
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