Managing your property for wildlife requires providing the proper habitat components (food, water, shelter and space) for the desired species. The articles below provide information on these topics.

ATFS Standard 5, Performance Measure 5.2
Landowner should address the desired species and/or desired forest communities when conducting forest management activities, if consistent with landowner’s objectives.
Indicator 5.2.1
Landowner should consult available and accessible information on management of the forest for desired species and/or forest communities and integrate it into forest management.


General Information

The management decisions that private landowners make have a tremendous impact on wildlife across the landscape.


With planning and active management, you can attract a diversity of wildlife populations.

Openings and Edges

Softening edges around fields and open areas can benefit a variety of wildlife species.


Prescribed fire is a cost-effective way of managing native plant communities and an excellent tool for improving wildlife habitat.