Preserving Our Home
The Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) conducts biodiversity research on “working landscapes,” areas that are used for agriculture and forestry. The program promotes conservation by examining how Virginia’s native species, such as the loggerhead shrike, react to land management practices and foreign species of plants and animals.
Recently, VWL intern Kelsey Schoenemann wrote an article about the program’s conservation efforts and the importance of biodiversity. You can read her article here.