"...research by Nick Haddad, a conservation biologist at the University of Michigan’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, has demonstrated substantial improvements in biodiversity from corridors as little as 25 yards in width, well within the range, he says, of “what’s reasonable in urban landscapes.” " From: Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World Efforts to protect biodiversity are now focusing less on preserving pristine areas and more on finding room for wildlife on the margins of human development.
It all started with a simple request. Could GWLT enhance the trails at Patch Reservoir? Colin, of course, said "Sure!" And, so we did. But, not without the help of many, many enthusiastic volunteers! First, several mornings had to be spent wandering the property looking for a potential trail system. As it happens with GWLT, an intrepid volunteer stepped forward and flagged the new trail! [ 402 more words ]