UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENT
The Underpinning Tenants for Sustainability in Human Dominated Landscapes- Josiah M.T. Clark
SAFETY AND HUMAN HEALTH
THE BASE OF THE SUSTAINABILITY PYRAMID. AVOIDING ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES IS PARAMOUNT IN THE AGE OF LIABILITY. THE INFRASTRUCTURE ITSELF AND THE METHODS TO PREFORM THE WORK MUST BOTH ADHERE TO SAFETY CODES.
RANGING FROM ACCEPTABLE TO PRIDE INDUCING,
APPEARANCE IS A MAJOR VARIABLE DICTATING WHAT IS CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE IN HUMAN LANDSCAPE.
THIS IS THE LEVEL OF THE PYRAMID THAT
CAN CHANGE MUCH.
BUILT INFRASTRUCTURE TAKES TIME,
MATERIALS & MONEY TO REPLACE MAKING
THINGS LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE IS ONE OF
THE BEST WAYS TO CONSERVE RESOURCES
BIODIVERSITY & FOOD PRODUCTION
ONLY ONCE EVERYTHING BELOW IS IN ORDER SHOULD BIODIVERSITY
AND FOOD PRODUCTION BE INTRODUCED INTO THE URBAN LANDSCAPE ATTEMPTING TO DO SO PREMATURELY IS A LIABILITY RISK WASTES RESOURCES AND CAN MAKE THE
WELL INTENTIONED IDEAS LOOK UGLY.
California Contractors License # 20170118285
Founder & Consulting Ecologist of
Josiah Clark is a native San Franciscan, he has been working in the field of habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring for over two decades. He is a leading expert on wildlife habitat, invasive plants and the management of terrestrial and wetland plant communities in Northern California.
In 2002 he founded Habitat Potential. Since the start of Potential of Habit he has done work for a wide range of clients including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco Significant Natural Areas Program, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Golden Gate Audubon Society, and dozens of private property owners in California.