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Conservation Corridors in Urbanized Landscapes

“…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.”


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. As urban areas keep expanding, it is increasingly the only way to allow species to survive.

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Greater Worcester Land Trust buys link for Greenway

WORCESTER – The Greater Worcester Land Trust received its first gift of property near the Holden line on Dec. 6, 1995. Twenty-two years to the day, it bought the property across the street, securing a key connection linking 918 acres of the Four Town Greenway all the way up to Holden.

“Before (this property acquisition) there was 918 acres separated into two chunks,” said Colin Novick, executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust. “This puts the two chunks together.”

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