MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is announcing the release of the long-awaited book entitled A Landowner’s Guide – Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont. The book is a comprehensive guide to wildlife habitat management on private lands. It is filled with colorful photos and helpful tips.
“The Landowner’s Guide is something that Vermonters have been asking us about for years, so we’re excited to finally announce its release,” said John Austin, lands and habitat program manager for Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “Private landowners are a critical partner in the conservation of Vermont’s rich fish and wildlife heritage.”
“I’m confident this book will serve as a valuable resource for landowners, foresters, biologists, or loggers,” said Austin. “It is a handy guide for people looking to improve the quality of habitat on their land for everything from deer and turkeys to songbirds and owls.”
The Landowner’s Guide was developed by the Fish & Wildlife Department in partnership with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation as well as the U.S.D.A.’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. Each chapter was authored by biologists and land managers with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, with guidance and technical input from foresters and wildlife biologists from partnering organizations.
The guide gives specific, easy-to-follow recommendations on methods for improving habitat for specific species and for fish and wildlife in general. It includes recommendations for managing for game species such as deer, turkeys, hare, ducks, and grouse, as well as nongame species from songbirds to amphibians.