Land use is an important factor tied to global biodiversity loss. Land use impacts on biodiversity vary based on physical locations and nature of the land use (forestry, extraction, agriculture, industrial production, etc.).
What Can I Do On My Project?
• Maximize the use of reclaimed or salvaged materials and products.
Explore local and regional sources of salvaged building materials.
• Prioritize materials with high recycled content when making product selections.
• When selecting wood products, look for certifications which indicate responsible forestry practices.
• Advocate for smart growth practices. Encourage reuse of existing development.