Mecklenburg County’s greenways are more than places to jog, bicycle or escape the city’s hurly-burly. Surrounded by urbanization, they provide increasingly rare refuges for wildlife. Part of KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT.
Birds and animals need food, water, cover and a spot to raise young. If you can provide those things, you can help create wildlife habitat, even in the city. A part of our KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT project.
For 2017, the KEEPING WATCH initiative focuses on wildlife habitat in our urban ecosystem. PlanCharlotte.org editor Mary Newsom talked with UNC Charlotte’s Sara Gagné, who researches landscape ecology.
Should the regional transit commission take on operating costs for the Charlotte streetcar? Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx makes that suggestion in an interview while reflecting on his tenure as U.S. transportation secretary.
Unlike game species that are hunted and fished, species like migratory songbirds and aquatic mussels have not benefited from as much funding over the years. But North Carolina’s newly revised wildlife action plan is one tool that can help.