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Woodland Stewardship  

Along with our formal garden areas, Lauritzen Gardens features a 10-acre stand of oak woodland. While this beautiful woodland is a naturally occurring plant community, its ongoing health is dependent upon human management and stewardship, made even more challenging within an urban context. Lauritzen Gardens is a partner in the Nebraska Oak Woodland Alliance, a coalition dedicated to the restoration and management of the state's oak woodlands.  

  

Biodiversity Inventory  

With a wealth of garden plantings, landscape features, and natural areas, Lauritzen Gardens provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, and we continue to inventory and document the biological diversity of the gardens. The bird life of Lauritzen Gardens is particularly rich, enhanced by our location along the Missouri River, which many species follow on their seasonal migrations. More than 100 species of birds have been observed in the garden.  

  

  

  

South Omaha Urban Wilds   

The plantings and natural areas of Lauritzen Gardens provide "ecosystem services" that benefit the environment and health of the surrounding neighborhoods. Beyond the garden boundaries, pockets of forested vegetation persist in the riverfront hills of South Omaha. Usually degraded in comparison to healthy forest, these urban wilds still provide environmental benefits for the community. We are partnering with agencies and organizations in South Omaha interested in the identification, inventory, and management of these urban wilds. 

  

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