Working with Homeowner Associations

Why should bird conservationists work with homeowners associations?  San Diego Audubon has a great workbook answering this question, and providing guidelines for creating and implementing sustainable, nature-friendly landscaping projects within planned communities administered by a homeowners association.  The 20 page guidebook also includes a case study from the community of Eastlake in Chula Vista, California, where the Audubon chapter was able to work with local partners to plant 472 native shrubs and 16 trees on a 1.4 acre hillside.  In addition, 71 participants came to 4 workshops, and additional sustainable landscapes were created on 14 private and3 community properties were certified as habitat.

Check out the guidebook here:  Community-scaled Conservation in Planned Communities

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