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Beyond the Air We Breathe: Supporting Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, provisional, cultural, and supporting services. It… Read More

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Provisioning Ecosystem Services

Introduction This morning I drank coffee and ate a giant bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and honey. Afterward, my family and I decided to go hiking. I put on my wool socks and filled up our reusable water… Read More

Hurricanes and the Resilient Landscape

A Landscape Built for Hurricanes Starts with Design and Maintenance The billowing winds are afoot. We officially entered hurricane season June 1, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center states the peak of hurricane… Read More

Our Landscapes in the Watershed

Where Do You Live? Where do you live? Think about that for a moment – it is a rather easy question to answer. I commonly ask this question at different programs. Most of the time I get responses… Read More

The Lungs of the City

I have memories from my childhood of my grandfather telling me stories about giants of the swamp. At that time I saw some of the largest alligators I have ever seen, but he was referring to the Bald… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Getting Your Hands Dirty

This is the fifth post in the Landscape Design Series. You Made it! You have made it! It is graduation day-Pomp and Circumstance is playing. Over the previous posts, we covered landscape design tips and secrets to prepare… Read More

Landscape Design Series: Starting at the End

Landscape Design Introduction My favorite time of year has arrived-autumn. With the cooler air comes life. Our communities are filled with a vibrant spirit. But as our landscapes begin their annual slumber, it gives us the opportunity to… Read More