"Stewardship" is the action of responsibly managing and planning for our natural resources, and is an idea that needs to be integrated further into our community.
Audubon Dakota will establish the Urban Stewardship Program in the Spring of 2016. The purpose of the Urban Stewardship Program (USP) is to cultivate interest among FM citizens in the upkeep and wellbeing of the enhanced areas created by the Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative, and to facilitate hands-on engagement and education opportunities for members of the community of all ages.
After the establishment of the Urban Woods & Prairies sites, the USP will present a unique opportunity for citizens to take ownership in the long-term management of each site, working closely with the cities of Fargo and Moorhead on specific management and maintenance activities. The USP group’s activities would be focused upon land management actions such as, hand harvest and seeding native plant species, native tree plantings, removal of invasive/weedy species, bird banding and general environmental education. Audubon will coordinate with local living centers, grade schools and veteran groups to recruit interested participants in the Urban Stewardship Program.