The Service’s Partners For Fish and Wildlife Program works with private landowners
and other partners to restore and manage upland forest natural communities.
Early Successional Forest Management
Throughout the northeast forested habitats
are maturing. Many migratory bird species and rare/declining species
are dependent on the early
successional stages of the northern forest to complete their
life history. Through the development of forest management plans
the careful selection of appropriate sites early successional
management can provide critical habitat while increasing forest diversity.
Early successional management utilizes a variety mechanical and
manual vegetative manipulation to set back forest succession.
August 27, 2014