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Wildlife Habitat and Forest Management

"Game management and forestry grow natural species in an environment not greatly altered for the purpose in hand, relying on partial control of a few factors to enhance the yield above what unguided nature would produce.  Their controls are barely visible; an observer, unless he were an expert, could see no difference between managed and unmanaged terrain.  Hence their success depends more on the right factors and the right controls than on heavy investment of labor or materials."  - Aldo Leopold (1887 - 1948)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Sheet # 12 is a very good informational source that will educate you about managing your forest for the benefit of wildlife.  The following link will take you to the state site that has this information:

 

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=392595&an=2