Habitat matters for people
Healthy habitat means places for us to explore away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. It means opportunities for discovery, for wild encounters. Habitat inspires children to learn and grow healthfully. It means hunting and fishing. It means better agriculture, through increased pollinator and insect predator populations. It improves air and water quality, and eases climate woes. It means spectacular plants that distinguish our gardens from others across the country. Here in northwest Michigan, our natural heritage is the single most important driver of our regional economy. Habitat matters for people. It also matters for wildlife.