LAND MANAGEMENT


Tricks Of The Trade

Want to manage your land but aren't sure where to start? Look through this guide and start to make a plan!


If you know what it is you want to do with your land, then check out the blog below to find the information that will help you take the next step.

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Neighborhood Conservation

There is money out there and available to landowners undertaking wildlife and land management. There are organizations, from federal agencies to non-profits and private foundations that would like to give you money to manage your land’s flora and fauna. The problem is that on their own, an individual landowner doesn’t have the capacity to meet the insurances these organizations need before they can offer their support. So why go it alone? Landowner cooperatives or alliances are exciting possibilities that are helping landowners and providing them with more opportunities.

No Fish Allowed

Snow melts into spring puddles, but not all puddles are equal. Some will awaken or draw in a rich diversity of wildlife. With diversity comes some unique creatures, from salamanders to small crustaceans, like the fairy shrimp, which depend on these specialized puddles to live. These pools of water can be small in size, as a puddle, or large, like a pond. They are generally temporary, drying up by mid- to late summer, and do not have an inlet or outlet—the snowmelt and/or rainwater are the keys to starting up this annual, temporal ecological community.

30 Reasons for a Biological Survey

Rating your land is having your land surveyed for its biodiversity. Knowing nature is a vital step to conserving nature. We can begin to know nature when we first find out what is on the land with a survey. So, surveys lead to knowing. Here are 30 other reasons why surveys of the creatures on your land are valuable. Have other ideas?

Bog Turtles and Tussocks

Bog Turtles can be found in the eastern U.S. from Georgia to New York, not that one is easy to find. Surveys by trained biologists often come up empty. It has become a very rare species with population declines estimated around 90% over the last century. Still, the first observation of a Bog Turtle on iNaturalist.org was by someone who found it in the mouth of a dog (and he rescued it!).

Copperbelly Water Snake

Snakes, yikes, they are not the most loved creatures in the animal world. And yet, they can be appreciated. Snakes keep their prey populations in check. Copperbelly Water Snakes eat frogs and toads. Their name comes from the red-orange to slightly yellowish belly color that extends up the chin. They have dark colored scales on their back (dorsal) side that dip down into the belly region (Copperbelly Water Snake photo by jstark918 on iNaturalist.org).