Resources

Are you a landowner who wants to make young forest on your property? A land manager who’d like to learn more about this important habitat? A natural resources professional looking for more-technical information? If you are interested in adapting one of these resources for your own state or organization, please contact the author of the resource directly.

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23-page document covering the topics of dead wood, soil compaction, nutrient conservation, and wildlife habitat in temperate forests, including specific forest types of the Northeast (490 KB).

20-page guide describing how to retain biomass in forests to preserve forest ecosystem health; useful when planning habitat management actions to create young forest for wildlife (1 MB).

Mathematical tool for evaluating New England cottontail habitat quality.

Working Lands for Wildlife 2017-2021 Conservation Strategy for Golden-Winged Warbler Recovery, by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (13.3 MB).

Summary report by Cornell University's Human Dimensions Research Unit exploring why private forest landowners in the New England cottontail range in New York manage their lands for wildlife habitat, and what steps and incentives might encourage landowners to create habitat (450 KB download).

Report by Cornell University's Human Dimensions Research Unit detailing a study on landowner attitudes, and barriers towards creating New England cottontail habitat (4.5 MB download).

2014 annual performance report, developed by the Wildlife Management Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the New England Cottontail Technical Committee (2.1 MB download).

2015 annual performance report, developed by the Wildlife Management Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the New England Cottontail Technical Committee (341 KB download).

2016 annual performance report, developed by the Wildlife Management Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the New England Cottontail Technical Committee (477 KB download).

Conservation strategy produced by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service aimed at helping the New England cottontail (1.2 MB download).

Funding strategy for American woodcock conservation developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force (2.3 MB download).

Four-page Working Lands for Wildlife guide, by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, on how to manage forests to help golden-winged warblers (675 KB upload).

A full-color 60-page (6.5 MB) publication presenting the scope of the Young Forest Project and conservationists' achievements in creating this important wildlife habitat.

12-page report on progress made during 2016 by partners in the Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership (1.15 MB download).