Saskatchewan Hunter Safety Course

 

Wildlife Management Practices

Wildlife Management Practices are efforts by private landowners and conservation organizations to enhance wildlife and the land that supports it. This works to ensure that wildlife will be maintained at healthy populations and that the natural balance that is achieved through succession is not disturbed by human interaction. Through these practices, we are able to study and understand wildlife, as well as how humans interact and utilize wildlife to ensure this balance to natural habitat is maintained. These are some Wildlife Management Practices:

Fires and Selective Burning

Selective Burning of Land

Provides new growth in forests and open lands.

Timber Sales

Selective cutting of trees opens the canopy of the forest, allowing the understory to grow. The understory becomes food and shelter for a variety of wildlife. Clearcutting opens large tracts of land and encourages browse to grow. These areas are also planted with small trees, which will provide shelter for wildlife.

 
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