Biological diversity, or "biodiversity," is the term used to describe the variety of life on earth. It encompasses all the animals, plants and micro-organisms that exist on the planet, the genetic variety within these species, and the variety of ecosystems they inhabit.
The use of sustainable agricultural practices, including wooded areas, natural areas, ponds, and riparian zones can conserve and enhance biodiversity.
Photo: Larch trees planted on the Loo property in Springfield to enhance a lowlying wet area|
Photo: Fir trees planted on the George Webster property in Middleton. Planted with help from the Bedeque Bay Management Association
Photo: A waterfowl marsh jointly constructed by George Webster of Middleton and Ducks Unlimited