NC State University planned to sell Hofmann Forest - the largest state-owned landscape in North Carolina. Ron Sutherland, conservation scientist at the Wildlands Network, planned to stop it. But there's one catch: The Hofmann is a short-rotation pine plantation that is managed for timber. What makes it valuable for conservation? In a word? Connectivity.
Urbanization is a key reason for connecting landscapes, but increasing connectivity within cities is an important challenge. Green roofs, rooftops designed with shallow soil and stress tolerant vegetation, have been used mostly for properties like [...]