Restoring Wildlife Habitat

Whether you live in urban, suburban or rural areas, you can make a positive impact on surrounding fish and wildlife populations. Our web resources are intended to give you the tools to manage your Piedmont lands and waters for greater biodiversity, productivity, and environmental quality.


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Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Aquatic and Riparian Areas

Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Aquatic and Riparian Areas

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List of wetland plants that also support pollinators, (E) denotes that the plant is a quick rooting robust soil stabilizer. Riparian Plants Common Name, Scientific Name Willows, Salix spp. (E) Rhododendron, Rhododendron maximum (E) Spiraea, Spiraea alba (E) Button bush, ...
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Creating Pollinator Habitat

Creating Pollinator Habitat

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It begins with providing a diversity of native plant species that offer an ongoing sequence of open flowers from early spring to fall. Early spring pollinators have the biggest challenge in finding enough nectar and pollen to provide sufficient nutrition ...
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Web Resources for Creating Habitat

Web Resources for Creating Habitat

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Helpful links related to creating habitat, particularly backyard habitats: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries: Habitat for Wildlife National Wildlife Federation: Certified Wildlife Habitat Program The Metropolitan Field Guide: Backyard Habitat Design Links Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation ...
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Native Plant Lists

Native Plant Lists

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Find out what plants are native to the Virginia Piedmont using one of the following native plant lists: *if you are looking to purchase native plants, check out our Go Native Go Local guide.   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: ...
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Wildlife Friendly Farms and Fields

Wildlife Friendly Farms and Fields

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This June, PEC led our first Wildlife Friendly Farms and Fields Tour, bringing participants out to see spots where people are actively cultivating their land for the good of native plants and wildlife. The tour provided access to four distinctive ...
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