Improving wildlife habitat
The Yazoo Herald
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has implemented a new forest management approach on its wildlife management areas (WMAs).
Timber will be managed to optimize habitat for all wildlife species, from reptiles and amphibians, to deer, turkeys, to waterfowl and song birds.
This new forest management approach is called Desired Forest Conditions (DFCs). DFC standards have been developed for bottomland hardwoods and have been implemented for many years on state and federal lands in Arkansas and Louisiana.
Timber managed for DFCs is different than most other forestry practices. The primary objective is to maximize wildlife habitat and not fiber production. DFC management calls for a mixed species stand across pulpwood and saw-timber size classes.
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Last Updated (Friday, 01 July 2011 13:43)