Landfill to Restore Wildlife Habitat for Threatened SpeciesOctober 7, 2008
Theodore Roosevelt set aside 150 million acres of timberland as public domain during his presidency. In the hundred years since then, the American landscape has become a web of paved roads with sprawling urban areas, while untouched land is absent. It is more important than ever to restore native habitat to protect water quality, air quality, and species diversity.
At first glance, a landfill is unsuitable for wildlife habitat. The Audubon Society doesn't agree. In fact they recently announced a partnership with Waste Management to restore wildlife habitat at Two Pine Landfill in North Little Rock, AR.
"The Audubon Society realized that we can't take for granted one acre of land or water anymore," said Ken Smith, Executive Director of Audubon Arkansas. "We really have to look at conservation within our communities. The idea of restoring habitats and working with companies like Waste Management on a landfill is not that far fetched, particularly when you look at the opportunities at Two Pine Landfill."
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