From the scarcity of certain salamanders to fewer feathered friends, the biodiversity of our region must be sustained. Shifts or declines in animal populations often point to larger environmental problems that call for wildlife habitat restoration and stewardship planning.
What Disturbs a Wildlife Habitat?
The Lehigh Valley is a heavily populated suburbanized region affected by forest fragmentation from roads, power lines and related development. All of these activities effectively shrink existing and future wildlife habitats, plus encourage the sprawl of invasive plants.
Why is Wildlife Habitat a Concern?
When a wildlife habitat is negatively impacted, native plants and animals become threatened or endangered. Limited natural space also increases nuisance or danger from specific species.
How can a Wildlife Habitat be Restored?
As communities throughout the Lehigh River watershed continue to grow, so does the responsibility of environmental stewardship.
We partner with landowners and communities to repair degraded and damaged habitats through restoration, enhancement and protection. This includes creating natural corridors, replacing invasive plant species with native ones and implementing best management stewardship practices.