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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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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Going Wild

Going Wild

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At lunch during PEC’s Wildlife Friendly Habitats and Gardens Tour in Clarke County, the group was joined by a barn owl, a screech owl, and a red tailed hawk. The sharp-beaked raptors sent smaller birds darting in agitation among the ...
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A Walk Through Bird and Butterfly Paradise

A Walk Through Bird and Butterfly Paradise

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Fifteen years ago, Bruce Jones’ research led him to the discovery that, in his words, “Native plants are the basic building blocks for the whole ecology of our area.” So, he and his wife Susan began the epic project of ...
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