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Main Title WoonyBird Restoration Plant Selector Manual.
Author Kiddon, J. ; McKinney, R. A. ; Nightingale, M. E.
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div.; Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Dept. of Natural Resources Science.
Year Published 2014
Report Number EPA/600/R-14/444
Stock Number PB2015-103697
Additional Subjects WoonyBird ; Greenspace ; Habitat value ; Urban biodiversity ; New England ; Bird-plant associations ; Planning ; Manuals ; WoonyBird Restoration Plant Selector
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NTIS  PB2015-103697 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/03/2016
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Modifying greenspaces to enhance habitat value has been proposed as a means towards protecting or restoring biodiversity in urban landscapes. As part of a framework for developing low-cost, low-impact enhancements that can be incorporated during the restoration of greenspaces to enhance their wildlife habitat value, we developed the WoonyBird Restoration Plant Selector, a spreadsheet-based tool to aid in the restoration of a land parcel by suggesting plants which are appropriate for light and soil conditions at the restoration site to attract bird species specified by the user. This manual provides some background information on enhancing bird habitat in urban greenspaces, describes the operation of the tool, suggests strategies for identifying target bird species, and provides some additional design considerations for habitat enhancement. Information provided by application of the tool will help to enhance habitat value of a restored greenspace, and may therefore be of use to regional resource managers and stakeholders including urban planning departments and local resource conservation organizations involved in planning and carrying out restoration of urban greenspaces.