The diversity of wildlife habitats throughout our country is surprising. In rural areas fence rows, fields, pastures, ponds, wetlands, and woodlands comprise important habitats for many species of wildlife. Wild species also inhabit urban landscapes, finding food and shelter in lawns, cemeteries, golf courses, parks, etc. Collectively, these habitats urban, rural, public forest, and pristine areas provide resources to support plants (flora) and animals (fauna) that are important and necessary.
This site provides information explains the potential effects of pesticides on wildlife and aquatic organisms; describes the process by which ecological safety assessments are made for registered pesticides; and provides pesticide use recommendations to protect wildlife.
Authored by Fred Whitford, et al.
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