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Northern Research Station
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 231-9318
(608) 231-9544 TTY/TDD

People and Their Environments

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Urban Environmental Stewardship

[photo:] Volunteers pushing wheelbarrows on a community garden construction site with New York City buildings in the background.

Ordinary people take a variety of actions to try to help nature survive and thrive, especially in built-up areas – for example, planting trees, pulling weeds, and hanging bird houses.  But environmental stewardship takes many forms and may also include things like planting community gardens, teaching kids about nature, and organizing park clean-up events.

We study urban natural resource stewardship in order to understand the efforts people are making to help their local environments and why.

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Last Modified: 11/04/2014