How do conservationists go about making young forest?

They mimic natural events like wildfires and windstorms by using controlled burning and heavy-duty machines to knock back older growth and stimulate the dense regrowth of trees and shrubs. They plant native shrubs for food and cover. Clearcut logging, carefully sited and carried out, can be a great way to create young forest. Private landowners can be part of the team, too. Learn more by reading the Young Forest Guide published by the Wildlife Management Institute.