Thirteen species of mammals that need young forest and shrubland have been classified as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the northeastern and northcentral states. These creatures find essential food and cover in the dense vegetation of young forest and shrubland.
These are not the only mammals that use young forest. Many other kinds of mammals, including common types such as white-tailed deer and black bears, also seek out these thick places to feed, shelter from bad weather, evade predators, or find prey.
Learn about the following mammals that depend on shrublands and young forest.