For many landowners, the presence of wildlife is a significant management goal and each forest type can support specific types of wildlife. Generally, wildlife management involves managing the habitat in which animals liver rather than the animals themselves. With a trained eyes, you can find the evidence of wildlife on your property.
If attracting certain wildlife on your property is a priority, then understanding the relationship between wildlife species and vegetation management is critical to achieving the type of wildlife you want to promote.
what element are needed to attract wildlife?
Wildlife require four basic elements, food, water, cover and space. These are collectively known as habitat and each species has its own unique requirements.
what types of cover are present in a habitat?
Cover elements are often not obvious. Shrubs, brush piles, tree cavities, fallen logs and slumps can all serve as cover.
what is meant by habitat space?
Space refers to all the area that an animal needs to secure the food, water and cover needed over its entire life cycle.