This story map by the US Department of Agriculture describes the ecological significance maintaining forest habitats that are diverse in age and successional stage. According to the author, “A lack of diverse forests has negative impacts on wildlife and the economy, as different age classes support higher biodiversity and provide a more sustainable source of income for forest landowners.” The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recommends a number of sustainable forest management practices that can promote forest health and wildlife and bird habitat, including brush management, weed control, prescribed burning, and other tools. NRCS and conservation partners may provide technical and financial assistance to land owners to develop and implement conservation plans.
Forest landowners, conservationists, citizens interested in wildlife and bird habitat
Esri ArcGIS Online, Esri Story Maps
Author: Justin Fritscher
Contact your local USDA service center
To learn more about assistance, contact your local USDA service center or download the Conservation Choices for Wildlife – Golden-winged Warbler booklet.View Story Map Working Lands for Wildlife