Increasing an urban forest’s canopy takes more strategy than just planting trees. When communities prioritize plantings in alignment with environmentally just-centered goals, it promotes an urban forest that shares its benefits with everyone.
Early planning and thorough field surveys can help avoid costly project delays and any penalties associated with violations, and most importantly, ensure the safety of any nesting raptors onsite.
The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is encouraging transportation agencies and utility companies to proactively provide habitat for this striking, but struggling, butterfly on a volunteer basis. AGE’s restoration specialists can help you enroll your right-of-way in this voluntary program, which may be the key to saving this species