The Importance of Being a Responsible Nest Box Host

The Importance of Being a Responsible Nest Box Host

The harsh reality is that house sparrows often kill adult bluebirds and their nestlings in the box, and build their messy nests on top of the carnage below.House sparrows are a non-native species that often kill native bluebirds when they take over a nest box.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program

4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program

Certification gives participating nutrient service providers “a competitive advantage,” says Peyton Harper, senior manager of stewardship and sustainability at The Fertilizer Institute, because “growers are very interested in working with retailers that can recommend all kinds of practices,” including 4R practices that minimize nutrient runoff while also maintaining agricultural productivity.

To Resurrect Jordan’s Lost Forests, People Plant Tiny Urban Ones

To Resurrect Jordan’s Lost Forests, People Plant Tiny Urban Ones

The plot is one of a handful of small sites in Jordan’s capital where Assaf and Japanese environmentalist Nochi Motoharu have introduced a planting technique called the Miyawaki method—the first time it’s been used in the Middle East—in hopes of preserving native plants, mitigating the impacts of rampant urbanization, and changing the very way people view the urban landscape.

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