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Enroll to certify your Little Habitat!
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The goals of URHIP are to:
– Create wildlife-friendly landscapes.
– Increase biodiversity in developed areas.
– Engage Marion County residents.
– Enhance food webs and ecological functions.
– Support partnerships with local organizations.
– Monitor and evaluate habitat improvement efforts.
We’ve organized the practices that support wildlife into five main categories: Soil, Water, Plants, Infrastructure, and Education. Before we get into those components, let’s discuss Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is a science based decision making process that combines tools and strategies to identify and manage pests. It includes a variety of pest management techniques including mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical options. Those who practice IPM explore the options available and choose the least harmful approaches that make financial sense for the given situation. We invite you to learn more about IPM and use the SolvePestProblems.oregonstate.edu website to find solutions to your pest problems.
A healthy habitat incorporates multiple vertical layers because each layer provides different services within the habitat.
Part of supporting wildlife in urban and residential areas is recruiting more community members to develop their own habitats. Help spread the word and extend the impact of your actions by educating your friends and neighbors on how to do the same.
Contact our Urban Conservation Planner for help with UR-HIP enrollment.
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