Land Planning for Wildlife

Successful habitat improvement begins with a thorough evaluation of your land for its wildlife potential. After making a wildlife habitat inventory, you can create a management plan that will not only increase the number and diversity of wildlife on your land but also increase its overall productivity and value.

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Evaluating Your Land's Habitat Potential

Look first at the plants on your property — the amount and distribution of trees, crops, shrubs, and grass.

Making a Wildlife Management Plan

Begin your management plan by obtaining a drawing, map, or aerial photo of your land.

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