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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]

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To suggest additional resources, contact Ashley (

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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