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Resources

General ESH

Cornell University and Partners Shrublands brochure

Cornell University ForestConnect Webinar on ESH

Michigan State University  “Sustaining our Young Forests” DVD (for sale)

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension: “Shrublands: Habitat Stewardship Series

Wildlife & ESH

Species Specific

The Ruffed Grouse Society: “Placing Wildlife at Risk by Ignoring Ecological Principles

University of Wisconsin Extension: “A Landowner’s Guide to Woodland Wildlife Management with an Emphasis on the Ruffed Grouse

Audubon New York: “Hudson Valley Habitat Management Decision Tree (for managing bird habitats)

The Environmental Defense Fund: “A Landowner’s Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management

Timberdoodle, The Woodcock Management Plan: “Regional Best Management Practices”

Northern Forests

Central Appalachian Mountains Region

Upper Great Lakes Region

Atlantic Coast

Golden-Winged Warbler Working Group: “Cost-sharing Programs” and “Habitat Management

Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation Initiative: Breeding Habitat Guidelines brochure 

National Wild Turkey Federation: “Rights-of-Way for Wildlife” (including managing old fields for turkeys)

Quality Deer Management Association: “Habitat Improvement

Wildlife Management Institute: New England Cottontail

Diversity of Wildlife

Clemson University Extension: “Responses of Wildlife to Clearcutting and Associated Treatments in the United States

New York Audubon Society: “Wildlife and Forestry in New York Northern Hardwoods: A Guide for Forest Owners and Managers

The Northeast Upland Habitat Technical Committee & Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife: “Managing Grassland, Shrublands, and Young Forest for Wildlife

Penn State University Extension: “Landscaping for Wildlife: Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service:

Light-Disking to Enhance Early Successional Wildlife Habitat in Grasslands and Old Fields: Wildlife Benefits and Erosion Potential

Early Successional Habitat Management- Old Field Management

Young Forest Initiative: “Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest

Academic Literature Sources

Dessecker, D.A. and D.G. McAuley. 2001. Importance of early successional habitat to Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 456-465. [attached below]

Gobster, P.H. 2001. Human dimensions of early successional landscapes in the eastern United States.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 474-482. [attached below]Harper, C.A. and J.P. Gruchy. 2009. Conservation practices to promote quality early successional wildlife habitat. In, Burger Jr., L.W., and K.O. Evans (eds.), Managing working lands for northern bobwhite: the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project. Washington, DC.Harper, C.A. 2007. Strategies for managing early succession habitat for wildlife. Weed Technology 21:932-937. Litvaitis, J.A. 2001.  Importance of early successional habitats to mammals in eastern forests.

Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 466-473. [attached below]Thompson, F.R. and R.M. DeGraaf. 20001. Conservation approaches for woody, early successional communities in eastern United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 483-494. [attached below]

Got More?

To suggest additional resources, contact Ashley (aad86@cornell.edu).

ESHBenefittoMammals.pdf (2633k) Chad Johnson, May 2, 2010, 8:18 AM
ESHBenefittoRuffedGrouse.pdf, (3863k) Chad Johnson, May 2, 2010, 8:14 AM
HumanDimensionsofESH.pdf (3840k) Chad Johnson, May 2, 2010, 8:25 AM
ManagementapproachesforESH.pdf (3948k) Chad Johnson, May 2, 2010, 8:21 AM
Shrublands20111020aad.pdf (2424k) Ashley Dayer, Nov 2, 2011, 9:33 AM

 

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