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Revitalizing Chippewa Valley habitats- one yard at a time

Biodiversity

Biodiversity refers to the variety of all living things and their interactions in the web of life. Human activities have led to habitat loss, unsustainable resource use, invasive species, pollution, and climate change. The loss of biodiversity poses a threat to the well-being of both nature and human society.

Benefits of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is fundamental for what we call  “ecosystem services”-- food security, human health and well-being, and our economic prosperity, making its conservation essential for the well-being of both the planet, ourselves and the futures of our children and grandchildren

Biodiversity Loss in the Chippewa Valley

Wisconsin is known for its abundant biodiversity, however, we’re also facing threats to our biodiversity.  As a matter of fact, our state is considered one of the most at-risk states in the Great Lakes region for biodiversity loss. 

White Oak: Keystone Species

Hazelnut: Native Shrub

Golden Rod: Keystone Forbe

Don't Despair...be part of the solution

  1. Shrink your lawn 

  2. Plant natives with an emphasis on keystone plants

  3. Remove/control invasives

  4. Reduce light pollution

  5. Build supportive conservation hardscape for birds and reptiles

  6. Create “soft landing” habitats under trees for native insects

  7. Minimize fertilizers, fungicides and pesticides

  8. Network with community members and get on the Homegrown National Park map

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