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Habitat Types

It's important to actively make young forest for wildlife.

The Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership offers private landowners consultations and advice on how to create young forest and find funding for habitat projects when available.

Check out below four important habitat types where young forest can readily benefit wildlife: Aspen Forest, Hardwood Forest, 

Old Farmland, and Shrub Wetlands.

Why make young forest on your land?

  • Increase browse and bedding cover for deer

  • Provide critical feeding and nesting cover for ruffed grouse, woodcock, and other resident birds

  • Create protective cover for young and migrating songbirds

  • Make habitat for rare and imperiled wildlife like the golden-winged warbler and more than 40 other Species of Greatest Conservation Need

  • Mimic natural disturbance events that improve forest diversity by adding new ages and types of trees and shrubs

  • Create openings where you can watch wildlife

  • Improve access throughout your land on woods roads, trails, and paths

Get started by filling out our survey
WYFP Coordinator, Randee Smith will contact you once the survey is received to discuss your land and goals more.
Randee can be contacted directly at:
Phone: (715) 966-5160
315 S. Oneida Ave. Rhinelander WI 54501
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Shrub Wetlands




Old Farm Fields

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