Wildlife and Your Land:
The Wildlife and Your Land series is designed
to offer suggestions to you, the private landowner, on how to manage
your land for wildlife.
Michigan Forest Management Wildlife Habitat Guidelines:
management practices are a key to managing wildlife habitat and
populations. These practices can produce the diversity of vegetation
types required by numerous wildlife species that depend on specific
forest stand conditions to meet their life requisites.
Wisconsin Woodlands: Wildlife Management:
This publication discusses some of the basics
of wildlife management. It lists useful management practices and
techniques, the steps involved in developing a wildlife plan
management plan, and sources of additional information and
Incorporating Wildlife Needs into Forest
Management Plans :
As a landowner, you have the opportunity to
manage all or part of your land in a way that is sensitive to
wildlife needs. If you have made the decision to harvest timber from
your property, you can decide to protect important habitat
components for wildlife while harvesting timber.
Woodland Wildlife Management:
Land management for any purpose requires
planning, time, labor, and money. An efficient and cost-effective
way to manage a parcel of forest land for wildlife habitat and/or
recreational objectives is through timber management. Timber
management occurs in three stages: regeneration, intermediate
treatments, and harvests. When preplanned, all stages can create
desirable habitat components.
A Landowners Guide to Woodland Wildlife
This publication was developed for the private
landowner to manage your property for enjoyment and profit, for the
betterment for wildlife habitat and populations, and for the overall
sound stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources. Emphasis is on
Trail Design for Small Properties:
Trail Design for Small
Properties provides simple, inexpensive
solutions for designing, building, and maintaining sustainable
Wisconsin Nature Mapping:
WI Nature Mapping is the place for citizens, students, and
professionals to map their observations of Wisconsin wildlife.
Tree Identification in the U.P:
Upper Peninsula tree identification key from
Michigan State University Extension.
Identify that Tree:
Confidently identifying trees
requires a good deal of knowledge to distinguish
the characteristics of a particular genus of
tree. Examining different tree parts will enable
the searcher to identify the various trees
located in the wild.
Dichotomous Key Tree
A dichotomous key is one tool
that can be used to identify trees. A
dichotomous key contains a series of choices
that lead the user to the correct name of an
item. "Dichotomous" means "divided into two
parts." Therefore, a dichotomous key will always
give two choices in each step.
Natures Home Accessories:
When identifying trees, there are
several factors that need to be examined in
order to ensure accuracy. The bark of a
tree can give much insight into its type,
species, and age.
The bark and branches can also show evidence of
damage or disease. The leaves or needles, as
well as the flowers, fruit or cones, help
further in identifying varieties of trees.
Finally, by discovering whether a tree is
deciduous or coniferous we can better understand
patterns of the tree’s growth and development
through each season.