Urban habitat from brownfields to pollinators
Returning nature to the shores of the Buffalo River, a storymap

Since 2014, biologists with the Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office have been working with a variety of partners to restore habitat along the Buffalo River Area of Concern at a historic site called Silo City – home to our nation’s longest standing grain elevators. For over 100 years, this site had been plagued by invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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, environmental contamination, and habitat degradation and is now being revitalized as an urban campus for the arts, the cultural community, and ecological rehabilitation. To see the complete story map, click here.

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Connecting people with nature
Education outreach
Habitat restoration