More often than not landowners own their properties for aesthetic and wildlife purposes. In this workshop, we will explore in-field examples of how white-tailed deer and turkey habitat components can be incorporated into forest management plans. Specifically, while touring our recently developed Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Areas we will cover:
- habitat considerations of white-tailed deer and wild turkey,
- how to incorporate habitat components into MFL plans,
- how to use silvicultural techniques (shelterwood, coppice, reserve islands, etc.) to create cover and forage, and
- how to incorporate divergent goals (aesthetics, wildlife habitat, age class diversity, etc.) into management.