Creating Wildlife Habitat
The safekeeping and well-being of wildlife habitat depend on the efforts of private landowners. To help support, create and enhance wildlife habitat, landowners can:
- limit disturbances and access to forested areas on their property;
- expand forest size by planting native trees and shrubs to create travel corridors and food, to increase core woodland habitat and provide shelter and protection for wildlife;
- consider the needs of wildlife before undertaking any projects on their property;
- Schedule timber harvests carefully!
These smart forest management efforts will help sustain Ontario’s diminishing forest interior habitat, and bolster regional biodiversity and are part of a good forest management plan.