you want to attract more songbirds to your property.
Or maybe you want to have as many wildlife species visit as
possible. Whatever your
interests, there are things you can do to make your property more
welcoming to wildlife. The
key is to understand what animals need, and to work to create that habitat
if it doesn’t already exist. Some
of the things you can to do include:
planting understory shrubs, especially those that produce nuts or
creating snags, downed logs, and brush piles
thinning out trees to encourage understory growth
seeding roads & trails with a wildlife forage mix
creating or enhancing a water source
can help you to evaluate the wildlife habitat on your property, and to
understand what you can do to attract more wildlife.
In some cases, there may be funding
available to help pay for these practices.
you want to read about managing wildlife habitat, we recommend:
wildlife on private woodlands. 2002.
EC 1122. Oregon State
in managed forests: Oregon forests as habitat.
2011. Oregon Forest