Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

Says Craig Rhoads, program manager for Habitat Conservation and Management, “Through a variety of projects, the Division of Fish & Wildlife is working to manage areas as young forests, through reforesting agricultural fields, selectively harvesting monotypic stands of mature pine to promote young forest regeneration, and using prescribed burning of forest understory. These activities benefit numerous plant and wildlife species, including many that are listed as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Delaware. Young forests provide critical habitat for many game and non-game wildlife species, as well as additional environmental benefits such as increased carbon sequestration."