If I decide to create some young forest, can I get help?

Most land in the region is privately owned, so it’s important for wildlife’s sake that landowners help make and maintain young forest, especially in tracts 20 acres and larger. Check out the Young Forest Guide published by the Wildlife Management Institute. Contact your state wildlife agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or a certified forester to learn how to proceed. For projects that help wildlife, full or partial funding may be available. These habitat specialists can get you started.