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1 October 2018 A Landscape-Scale Approach to Maximizing Biodiversity through Nature-Based Plantings in Storm-Water Facilities within a Suburban Municipality
William Sluis
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Green spaces for conservation within urban areas are limited. Many municipalities have storm-water facilities that may be used for conservation purposes. The Village of Bradley, Illinois, USA, requires new storm-water facilities be planted with native vegetation. We assessed the quality of several of these facilities using diversity metrics. Sites planted with diverse seed mixes had diversity at a level similar to larger, high-quality restorations in the region. Using a landscape approach to maximizing biodiversity can increase municipal-wide diversity beyond that found at individual sites.

William Sluis "A Landscape-Scale Approach to Maximizing Biodiversity through Nature-Based Plantings in Storm-Water Facilities within a Suburban Municipality," Natural Areas Journal 38(5), 419-423, (1 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.3375/043.038.0510
Published: 1 October 2018
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landscape scale
restoration quality
seed mix
urban restoration
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