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Plantings for wildlifeAuthor(s): Samuel B. Kirby; Claude L. Ponder; Donald J. Smith
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 9.13
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionGrains, forages, and other vegetation can be planted to provide critical habitat for desired wildlife species or to increase habitat diversity. Plantings may be in openings created in the forest (see Note 9.11 Wildlife Openings) or along the forest edge in cultivated or pastured fields if protected from domestic livestock. The first step in determining if and what type of plantings are needed is to evaluate the existing habitat on your land (see Note 9.02 Wildlife Habitat Evaluation). Some of the specific recommendations in this Note are based upon our experience in the southwestern part of the central hardwood region. Consult local or regional wildlife experts for species suitable for your area.
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CitationKirby, Samuel B.; Ponder, Claude L.; Smith, Donald J. 1989. Plantings for wildlife. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 9.13
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