Tools for Family Forestland Owners
Large quantities of woody material is often generated as we manage our lands. Piles of logs and branches are valuable habitat features that mimic naturally occurring features. Our tendency is to want to “clean up” the forest, but retaining some piles specifically for wildlife, “Habitat Piles” is a very effective tactic that supports landowner goals for enhancing wildlife habitat. In this article, we describe Habitat Piles, and make specific suggestions for design and placement. Habitat Piles, they work!