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BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
Materials choices made during land design and development projects have the capacity to significantly impact ecosystem services on a global scale.
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.
Healthy soil and vegetation are the foundation of ecosystems, and provide services such as reduction in water runoff, improvement in groundwater recharge, and regulation of climate.