Ravine stewardship comes in many forms. Beyond invasive species management, there are many other ways to help protect and promote nature.
Often times we are not aware of the harmful ways we impact plants and animals. Make the effort to ensure your ravine land is a space where native plants and animals can thrive. You will be rewarded immensely – helping improve biodiversity and creating resilient forests means you will see more birds, butterflies and other wildlife right on your property.
Be Bird Friendly
Many birds face threats in our urban landscape
Clean Up Litter
Litter can injure wildlife and leech chemicals into soil and streams
Turn off your lights
Think critically about your lights and which are really essential past sundown
Erosion can cause the deterioration of your backyard forest
The movement of water can contribute to erosion and pollute streams
Make wildlife-friendly fences
Connectivity between natural areas is critical to the well being of wildlife
Don’t let pets roam free
Cats and dogs, if allowed to roam free, will kill wildlife, scare nesting animals and disturb dens and nests. Small...
Leave the leaves (and woody debris)
Leaves, fallen logs/trees & dead plant matter are all important parts of an ecosystem. Many species depend on these materials...
Be smart about road salt
To much road salt is extremely damaging to the environment. Learn how to apply road salt properly.