There are many discrepancies about the value of land and the environment. Many people take the land we live on for granted and don’t realize that what we have could disappear fairly quickly. Although we are a growing species and embarking towards the future, the land we live on now is priceless and it’s all we’ve got. Learning to create landscapes that enable us to protect our environment from any drastic changes is a difficult task but is nevertheless impossible. A little help could carry a long distance and once people are understanding of how important our landscape and environment are to our wellbeing, the results of our fast thinking and benevolent creations could greatly impact the future.
It is a known fact that the landscape changes as population increases. The once vast and various landscapes are cut short to create room for new buildings, parks and roads. The patchy remnants of nature are what should be taken i
nto account as valuable and sacred land. The last sole surviving habitats for native animals and plants were once what defined the residential and business areas of the world, and without them beauty would cease to exist. We also use and treat our land as if we had an excess amount of it, and if this keeps going on at the rate it is today, the land we now have will be gone and lost forever in the future. Taking into account the surrounding atmosphere and key species that inhabit the site would help prevent any future threats to nature and to society as well. The best work of Landscape Architecture has to respond to art, technology, ecology and human needs. Desperate measures are needed to be taken to help save the "oasis" within the desert and one way would be for the residents to create landscapes that are not constantly dependent upon water. By using desert plants and rocks, landscapes could bring in the surrounding, unique desert life into the oasis paradise and help maintain the water shortage as well as Palm Spring"tms inviting landscape for future generations of animals, plants and humans. We, unfortunately, take so many things for granted and land makes the top of that list. The disturbing fact that I have come to realize is that the plants and animals are what makes up a huge portion of our community and yet, they have no say in what goes on to the land they are living on. For example, Palm Springs is slowly sinking into the ground because the once abundant reservoir, located underneath the city, is being depleted by the fast growing needs of the people living there. Society today is more worried about the "individual" rather than the "group", and unfortunately the majority of people would only think about helping the environment if the results would be beneficial for them in the long run. Whether we know it or not, the land surrounding us plays a huge part in our daily lives and asks for nothing in return. Despite our species being the most dominant than the rest, we all share a common trait and that is life.