At Holding Village, we are developing a modern living community that we also hope encourages individuals and families to get outside. While technology has brought many great innovations into our lives, nothing can replace the beauty and enjoyment of chasing fireflies on a summer evening, playing a game of baseball with friends or using your imagination.
While we want all of our residents to be able to enjoy the great outdoors, this does not mean that we have forgotten about all of the precious wildlife that occupied the area before we arrived. Development of new home communities is a natural progression, but we must also take care of the animals and plants that are vital for our ecosystem. This is precisely why Holding Village is dedicated to adding wildlife corridors.
The primary purpose of wildlife corridors is to link various areas of wildlife habitat, providing a safe way for animals and plant seeds to travel between the larger spaces where they eat, sleep and find refuge. These wildlife corridors allow various animal and plant populations to interact, interbreed and shift their geographic range according to climate changes.
Creating protected habitats for our wildlife is not enough. When the wildlife of our world is constantly separated by structures like fences, roads and cities, they are deprived of the interconnectivity that they need in order to thrive and survive.
The reality is that some species must travel long distances in order to survive. Animals need to have the ability to easily relocate to other wildlife habitats if they feel threatened by predators, their sources of survival begin to deplete or they need to take shelter during inclement weather. Additionally, the presence of wildlife corridors can help to protect genetic diversity among various species. When our wildlife is forced into isolated habitats, increased inbreeding could eventually result in greater vulnerability to diseases and genetic defects.
We want all of our residents and the wildlife in Wake Forest to thrive in the beauty of the outdoors. By adding wildlife corridors to Holding Village, we are making a conscious effort to preserve the wildlife in our area.