Powerline Corridors Can Add Ecological Value to Suburban Landscapes When Not Maintained as Lawn

A study by the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that both old-field- and prairie-managed powerline corridors add habitat value to Midwestern U.S. suburban landscapes by providing alternative habitat types that support many species. The study suggests that managers looking to specifically support native and/or grassland specialist species in this region should manage sites as prairies when possible.

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