Where New YorkWhen 05/01/2013
One of the core 'problems' in urban ecology is one of scale: the size of parcels managed by individual renters, owners, and concerned citizens is too small to make large ecological impacts. We need neighbors working together to amplify the effects of their efforts. The YardWorks Project works with groups of neighbors to rethink our backyard spaces by building off of positive actions many people already take in their yards to support wildlife. For example, folks often use their yards to help birds by erecting feeders, building nest boxes, or putting in special plants, but these discrete, isolated, actions do not utilize residential spaces to their fullest extent. These spaces have unrealized potential to contribute to the ecological & social sustainability of our neighborhoods. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cornell Landscape Architecture are hosting a unique contest using a free, year-round citizen science project, YardMap, focused on helping regular people build bird-habitat.
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