Wildlife Habitat Management

Early-Successional Habitat Management

Early-succesional habitats include warm and cool-season grasslands, shrublands, savanna and young/early woodlands. We offer field mowing, field edge reclamation & tree/shrub clearing to benefit wildlife species in regional decline such as grassland nesting birds, ruffed grouse, American woodcock, whip-poor-will, wood turtle, and New England cottontail.

  • Grassland Management
  • Warm Season Grassland Creation
  • Wildflower Meadow Creation & Management
  • Pollinator Habitat
  • Shrubland Creation & Management
  • Pitch Pine Barrens/Savanna Management (thinning and prescribed fire)
  • Young/Early Woodlands such as Aspen & Oak Regeneration

For more information: Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forests for Wildlife

Forest Stand Improvement (Wildlife)

Invasives management, mast tree release, apple tree release, oak regeneration, woody clearing, thinning, forest regeneration planting, herbicide/mechanical prep prior to planting trees/shrubs, riparian forest buffer planting, slash cleanup after logging to fine tune habitat trajectory, erosion control/seeding.

Restoration of Old Growth Characteristics in Forests

For more information: Restoring Old Growth Characteristics

Wetland Creation & Management

Turtle nesting habitat creation, vernal pool/seasonal wetland creation, bog turtle habitiat management.