Habitat loss, alteration and fragmentation are the biggest threats to wildlife. Without food, water, shelter and places to raise young, wildlife populations decline. Learn about the importance of healthy urban forests and wildlife corridors with Linda May of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with Grace Manning, Trees Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Manager.
Although land development is increasingly common, the Atlanta Beltline is helping to reverse the trend – and you can too! By collectively creating or restoring smaller pockets of greenspace, we can provide proper habitats for wildlife and safer travel zones for humans and animals alike. The Atlanta BeltLine provides a corridor for people to get across the city through alternative modes of transportation and also provides corridors for urban wildlife as well. This space is unique from other arboreta in its linear nature and requires managing the areas abutting the arboretum. Grace will discuss how different types of maintenance can benefit wildlife utilizing this special Atlanta urban wildlife corridor.