Resources

Virginia Working Landscapes conducts wildlife surveys on public and private properties throughout our region each year. To see the results of these surveys for specific properties and to learn more about our methods. Click "Read More" to see reports from 2011-2017.

These resources are meant for quick reference. 

Quickstart Guides for Native Species & Wildlife Habitat

AUDUBON AT HOME: CREATING WILDLIFE HABITAT

Visit the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia website to learn the basics of how to create healthy wildlife habitat.

HABITAT NETWORK: GET STARTED

Habitat Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of wildlife habitat. They collect data by asking individuals across the country to literally draw maps of their backyards, parks, farms, etc and can connect you with tools to make better decisions about how to manage landscapes sustainably.

PLANT NOVA NATIVES QUICK RESOURCE GUIDE

Plant NOVA Natives is the joint marketing campaign of a grand coalition of non-profit, governmental, and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia.

US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE BAYSCAPES

BayScaping can be as simple as a few native potted plants on your balcony, or as elaborate as tearing up your whole lawn and replacing it with native planting beds.

BARGAIN BASEMENT BOBWHITES

You don’t have to be made of money to create quail habitat. This short eBook covers the ins and outs of quail biology, population health, and creating great habitat cheaply. While no two properties are the same, you can easily adapt the habitat management strategies outlined in this book to fit YOUR property and provide all of the essential habitat components that quail need to thrive. Remember to contact your local wildlife professionals for assistance—they are always glad to help, and don’t be afraid to ask about financial assistance for habitat projects!

Management guides for Virginia landowners interested in increasing native biodiversity or the abundance of specific species on their property. 

Numerous conservation programs offer cost-shares and/or incentives to promote the planting of native warm-season grasses. 

VWL hosts expert-led workshops every year and we would like to share what we learn with our community. 

Vendors and service providers that focus on native plants.

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