Welcome to Sustainable Sites Initiative
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BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
Healthy ecosystems are the source of the many less tangible—but very real and measurable—benefits that humans derive from a relationship with nature.
SITES seeks to foster resiliency by encouraging careful design and planning that informs long-term monitoring and adaptive management of the landscape.
Water is a limited resource that is essential to all life, and sustainable landscapes are those that reduce water use, improve filtration, and promote healthy aquatic ecosystems.
Materials choices made during land design and development projects have the capacity to significantly impact ecosystem services on a global scale.