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Backyard Habitat

Another Way To Keep The "Woods" In Woodside.

The Backyard Habitat program aims to promote the creation of corridors and pockets of land left in its natural state, where native vegetation can thrive and wildlife can move and forage freely through the Town.

Woodside sits in the midst of one of the most diverse and important ecosystems on earth, and following the Backyard Habitat program's guidelines will help to protect and preserve it for generations to come. The idea is to embrace and utilize the natural beauty of our region in our landscaping plans, creating a seamless transition between our homes and the magnificent open space which surrounds them.

The Open Space Committee is now accepting applications for 2013. Anyone interested in learning more about Backyard Habitat or nominating their property for evaluation may contact Open Space Committee Chair ssweeney [at] tracesoftware [dot] com (subject: Backyard%20Habitat) (Sue Sweeney Burow).

Below are resources regarding native species and invasive species:
     California Native Plant Society
     California Invasive Plant Council
       Guide to Techniques for Removing Bay Area
       Invasive Plants
     The Jepson Flora Project