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Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure and Wildlife Conservation

EPA and other federal partners offer a variety of resources for people that are interested in learning about what they can do to protect pollinator species in their homes and communities. Follow these links to learn more about what the federal government is doing for pollinator conservation. Exit

Additionally, there are numerous academic resources that document green infrastructure’s ability to preserve biodiversity especially when selecting native plants to help pollinators and other wildlife. 

Alvey, A. 2006. Promoting and preserving biodiversity in the urban forest  Exit. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 5:195–201.

Cornelis, J., and M. Hermy. 2004. Biodiversity relationships in urban and suburban parks in Flanders. Landscape and Urban Planning 69(4):385–401.

Lundholm, J. 2006. Green roofs and facades: A habitat template approach (PDF)(15 pp, 415 K, About PDF) ExitUrban Habitats 4(1):87–101.

Oberndorfer, E., J. Lundholm, et al. 2007. Green roofs as urban ecosystems: Ecological structures, functions, and services Exit. BioScience 57(10):823–833.

University College Dublin. 2008. Green City Guidelines: Advice for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity in medium to high-density urban development Exit. UCD Urban Institute Ireland, Dublin, IE.