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Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program



Early Successional & Old Field Habitat Improvement
  • Brush hogging and brush cutting to maintain openings and young growth
  • Plantings of native trees and shrubs
  • Apple tree release and pruning
  • Perennial Food Plots

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Old orchards can be restored back to a functional state to provide a food source for a variety of wildlife through apple tree release and pruning
Old orchards
Early successional Aspen
Aspen cuts provide a diverse habitat for many wildlife species
Wood cock and many other birds thrive in early successional cuts
Wood cock
Brush hogging
Brush hogging is a great way to reclaim old fields and set back succession
Wildlife openings can be seeded with high quality perennial plants for forage for white-tailed deer, moose and black bears, as well as good cover for young turkeys feeding on insects and plants. A variety of wildlife from snakes to hawks to large animals will use there areas
Wildlife openings
stump sprouts
Cutting of Red Maple produces stump sprouts that provide excellent browse for deer and moose in the harsh winter months
Clear cuts in the forest help set back succession and provide abundant food and cover for a variety of wildlife
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