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Urban Wildlife

The US Forest Service studies urbanization strategies that can prevent habitat loss and fragmentation for local wildlife.  This page includes current research as well as contact information for Forest Service wildlife and urban research experts.

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  • Current Research
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Explore It
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  • Planning Process Steps:
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  • Publisher(s):
  • U.S. Forest Service