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 Habitat Management

Early Successional Habitat with native warm season grasses and wildflowers.Forest Habitat Management
Managing Forests for Fish and Wildlife – Wildlife Habitat Council
Trees for Delaware – University of Delaware Cooperative Extension 

Early Successional Habitat Management
A Landowner’s Guide to Native Warm-Season Grasses – University of Tennessee Cooperative Extension
Managing Grasslands, Shrublands and Young Forests for Wildlife – Northeast Upland Habitat Technical Committee

Coastal Plain Seasonal Pond



Wetland Habitat Management
User’s Guide to Wetland Restoration, Creation and Enhancement – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Mid-Atlantic Seasonal Ponds – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat in Pine Stands on Delmarva – Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources


Pond managementPlant Native: Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Warm Water Fisheries in Delaware – Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife 

Forested Buffers - The Key to Clean Streams – Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Landowner Guide to Buffer Success – Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Plant Native
Plants for a Livable Delaware – University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Native Plants for Delaware Landscapes – University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscape – US Fish & Wildlife Service
Native Deer Resistant Plants
Bringing Nature Home - sustaining wildlife with native plants – Dr. Doug Tallamy, Univ. of Delaware
Selecting Plants for Pollinators – The Pollinator Partnership

Herbicide treatment of invasive Japanese knotweed.

Invasive Plant Control

Controlling Backyard Invaders – University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Delaware Invasive Species Council
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species 
Delaware Invasive Plants Booklet – Delaware Department of Agriculture
Weed US: A Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States 
Mistaken Identity - Invasive Plants and Their Native Look-Alikes – Delaware Department of Agriculture 


Bluebirds at a nesting box. Photo by Chuck Fullmer.


Habitat Management for Animal Species

The documents below were provided by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Amphibians and Reptiles
Eastern Bluebird
Grassland Birds
Native Pollinators
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Wood Duck
American Kestrel

Nest Boxes
Artificial Nesting Structures – Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC)

Creating Backyard Habitats
Backyard Conservation – National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Backyard Wildlife Habitats – National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification – Delaware Nature Society and the National Wildlife Federation

Schoolyard Habitat
Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide – US Fish and Wildlife Service







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