WHAT WE DO
We aim to protect a resilient landscape in a time of increased ecological disturbances. We focus on forest cores of 250+ contiguous acres and their linkages. This threshold for forest patches is a scientifically recognized minimum needed to sustain important woodland species.
Preserving habitat linkages helps us form corridor that can facilitate the movement of plants and animals between core forest areas.
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Why We Do It
Forests act as natural filters, removing pollutants before water reaches streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Trees play a crucial role in processing carbon dioxide and other pollutants. If protected, terrestrial and wetland cores will support a diversity of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the ecosystems they depend upon.
As our local ecosystems are affected by a changing climate and increasing development, forest cores have become crucial areas for wildlife migrating to new habitats.