Modern land use can produce valuable products and services but may eventually lead to environmental degradation. Current management practices impact the natural regimes that normally protect and encourage the diversity and abundance of native vegetation. This can alter the succesion of hardwood forest regeneration, increase erosion, allow invasive species intrusion and perpetuate habitat loss. Proper integration of land use with land stewardship can mitigate these negative effects by restoring the natural patterns and processes that drive healthy ecosystems. Benefits include increased wildlife sightings, improved access for hunting and recreation, beautiful seasonal blooms, long term stability, and the potential to offer tax credits, deductions or other financial incentives.
What We Can Do
A quick assessment of your property can provide a list of stewardship activities and options for habitat improvement and site stability.