Wildlife Management Practices
Creates habitat for upland birds, small game and some big game. Instead of cultivating right up to the edge of the woods, farmers leave a swath of land around the field to create shelter and food for the wildlife. It is cut every two to three years.
Private landowners sign contracts agreeing that their land will not be developed.
This creates winter feeding areas for wildlife. These plots are small areas planted with a mixture of grasses and clovers in open areas in the woods and on old logging roads.
Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife Management Areas
Government agencies and private landowners purchase land to preserve the natural beauty and the wildlife present in these areas.