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2023 Webinar: Humanity for Habitat: Saving Nature at Home – Non-Member Ticket


The primary threat to biodiversity is habitat loss and degradation. Private residential properties (“yards”) encompass large proportions of urban, suburban, and rural spaces, and are among the most rapidly expanding systems on earth. Yards also represent a conservation opportunity to provide wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, restore ecosystem function and ecosystem services, and increase local opportunities for people to connect with nature. A “humanity for habitat” stewardship practice aims to inspire and encourage more vigorous participation in conservation actions where people live. Dr. Susannah Lerman will describe opportunities, challenges, and strategies for encouraging stronger public participation in conservation through yard stewardship to facilitate biodiversity-friendly residential landscapes that benefit wildlife and people.