I empower my community to reconnect with nature through resilient desert gardening. Together we can create an urban network of wildlife and pollinator habitat!
Hi, I'm Carianne, founder of Strategic Habitat Enhancements
After many years as an environmental consultant, I worked at a local conservation non-profit organization where I ran a bi-national habitat restoration program. I have worked all over the southwest, learning more and more with every new project, and unraveling the secrets of the native plants that make this region so unique. Two years ago, I decided to take my passion and build a business that creates accessible and educational options for home owners, just like yourself. That is how Strategic Habitat Enhancements, SHE, came to be.
I empower the community to reconnect with nature through resilient desert gardening. Together we can create an urban network of wildlife and pollinator habitat!
Photo at right courtesy of Ed Flores
The power of plant choice
Since launching in 2019, SHE has been making a positive impact on the southwest landscape for pollinators and other wildlife. I have worked on pollinator gardens at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, habitat restoration in urban and wild places. I’ve been working with local non-profits like the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, Gila Watershed Partnership, and the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, as well as garden clubs including the Oracle Community Learning Garden and the Arizona Columbine Garden Club. I am teaching an Advanced SmartScape course, “Landscaping with Nature in Mind” through the UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension, and I have been working with Master Gardeners in three Arizona counties.
I have already helped dozens of clients in their journeys to transform their yards and gardens into oases of diversity for plants and animals! Now, how can I help YOU?
Photo at left courtesy of Ed Flores
Botanical Consulting for Natural Landscapes
Together, let’s discover the native plants that will thrive in your garden while providing the food, space, and cover that pollinators and other wildlife need to flourish. Whether you are new to the desert landscape, or a seasoned desert dweller, I can help you develop a plan for the desert garden you dream about. There are several ways to work with me, from virtual online workshops to in-person consultations. My most popular services are described below – but please reach out if you have a different need.
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