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Resource Management

Resource Management

The majority of habitat management conducted at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge consists of controlling natural succession, which threatens sensitive wetland habitats and open fields with encroachment by woody vegetation such as shrubs and trees. Cutting back vegetation in these areas helps to maintain the diverse mosaic of wetland and upland habitats that wildlife depend on. Techniques include mowing, manual cutting, and application of specific herbicides where necessary to limit re-growth of woody vegetation.
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2013
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