Wildlife Upland Habitat
How it works
How it helps
It can add value to your farmstead. Planned wildlife habitat provides food and cover for wildlife.
Is a particular piece of land better suited for upland habitat than for livestock or crops?
Do you plan to allow hunting?
Are there any endangered or threatened species in your area you could help protect?
How close do you want the habitat area to your farmstead?
To attract a specific wildlife species, choose cover and habitat for that species.
Create a diverse habitat to attract a wider variety of wildlife.
Consult with a local wildlife biologist, Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or wildlife group in your area for local recommendations.
Include a food plot if possible.
Encourage shrub growth between woodlands and grasslands.
Include bird houses and feeding stations in habitat areas.
Plant fruit and nut bearing trees or shrubs to the windward side of a woodland habitat area.
Use weed management to maintain desirable plant and animal species.