How Can We Create Safe Passages for Wildlife (and People)?

How Can We Create Safe Passages for Wildlife (and People)?

Fairhill bridge / Paul Drummond The 5,500-acre Fairhill Natural Resource Management Area in Maryland, part of the old Foxcatcher Farm and the original estate of the Dupont family, is a source of fascination for landscape architect Paul Drummond, ASLA, Design Collective , in part because of its network of pathways that enable wildlife to travel. In a session at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans , he, along with Thomas Woltz, FASLA, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects , and Robert Rock, ASLA, Living Habitats , explored ways to improve connectivity for wildlife (and humans). At Fairhill, wildlife and humans alike have been funneled into only a few pathways that cut through 16 miles of fence, which neighbors have called “La Fence,” given the French heritage of the Dupont family. Bridges that cross rural roads and culverts that run underneath them are now the only ...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1259485/s...

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