As cities expand and habitat is displaced, maintaining species diversity in urban areas has become increasingly critical. This session will describe the design and construction of the new SUNY ESF Gateway Building green roof and recent related research into native species and natural plant communities.
Learn successful plant-testing methods for green-roof projects.
Discover the wide variety of underutilized native plant species that can be used on green roofs.
Understand how growth media and native plant species can provide enhanced ecological function on green roofs.
Understand the value of designing with indigenous plant communities.