Great wildlife habitat includes a good mix of food, shelter, and water.
The main way forest and wildlife managers create habitat for wildlife is by managing the stages of forest succession.
Forest succession is basically the path that a forest takes from an open field, to young even aged trees, to older uneven aged trees, and finally to a mature climax forest.
Most wildlife species require a mix of these different successional stages, using the younger forest and open areas for feeding and the older forests for cover.
When managing your forest, if you’re interested in managing your forest to its highest potential, contact a consulting forester who can advise you on the best option for both your forest and the wildfolks that live there.