Biodiversity of the Truckee Meadows

What Is Biodiversity and Why Is It Important?

Biodiversity is the occurrence of many different types of plants and animals in an environment. 

Environments that have greater biodiversity are more stable and healthy. Since they have many different types of species, checks and balances are kept and diseases aren't as likely to wipe out a whole ecosystem. Having biodiversity means having a healthy environment that will both be around for years to come and adapt to environmental changes. 

How to Be a Buddy to Biodiversity

Leave Wildlife Alone

Bring binoculars to scout wildlife from a distance to both decrease stress on the animals as well as keep yourself safe from injury or disease!