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.


A perched barn swallow.

The Aviary

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My home office is in a barn, which means I get to interact daily with the resident barn swallows, Hirundo rustica. Their Latin name means “from the country,” an emblematic moniker that I wish I could stick on the end ...
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Video: Orvis Giveback Days for Bolton Branch

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This video was posted to our Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube accounts on 6/25/2021. In May, The Piedmont Environmental Council teamed up with Orvis to raise money to restore two miles of brook trout stream habitat on Bolton Branch in Rappahannock ...
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An American Kestrel in flight

What is the Piedmont Grassland Bird Initiative?

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PGBI is a collaboration working to simultaneously:  stem the tide of grassland bird decline, improve the resiliency of working landscapes, and positively impact the livelihoods that depend upon those lands. Native grasslands have suffered the most intense impact by humans ...
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A beaver eats a tree branch, looking toward the camera.

Beavers Are a Stream’s Best Friend

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Did you know that beavers only eat the bark off branches? Well, sometimes they eat the buds and roots of their favorite trees, like willow, maple, poplar, beech, birch, alder and aspen trees. I also have been closely following one ...
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June 24 – Conservation and Collaboration Quarterly Keynote

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Photo by Hugh Kenny Dear Supporter, Although this past year has kept us physically apart, conservation and our collaborative partnerships have continued to work throughout, producing some amazing results. This is why I'm so excited to invite you to our second ...
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