Habitat Restoration

Upland wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration is accomplished by employing a number of methods including:

  • Planting trees, shrubs and grasses to create shelterbelts and protective cover.
  • Purchase and installation of fencing and fence materials for projects to keep cattle from overgrazing established shelterbelts and riparian areas
  • Planting good quality nesting cover
  • Setting up winter food plots and emergency feeding stations
  • Planting grass seed
  • Acquiring and installing drip irrigation systems
  • Creation of wetlands
  • Purchasing equipment such as mulch applicators, tree planters, tillage equipment, heavy disc cultivators, seeders etc.
  • Purchasing herbicides and various chemical applications
  • Materials for developing off-site watering units for cattle
  • Providing funds for building turnouts on underground irrigation projects