The City of Portland has recently added a whole series of ecoroof seminar videos in addition to the slides they already had on their website. The seminar videos are a good resource for learning about ecoroofs, the benefits, planning, construction, maintenance and more.
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To many wildlife species the urban environment is not a good place to be and it often acts as a barrier. However, there are two species that have adapted, and in one case, do better in an urban environment that we unintentionally created for them. The species that is doing better is the Eastern long-necked turtle in Australia. Their native habitat is freshwater, but they've made themselves at home in the Australian suburbs. They move around easily by making use of vegetated culverts and drainage lines created to manage stormwater. This creates a whole network of movement for them and