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  • Preparing/planting food plots (where legal)
  • Conducting controlled burning
  • Creating brush piles
  • Cutting timber
  • Pruning/thinning
  • Ditching
  • Creating diking/levees
  • Controlling nuisance plants or animals
  • Controlling brush or grass mechanically
  • Creating watering holes
  • Enhancing soil (fertilizing and liming)
  • Creating wetlands
  • Restoring streams
  • Creating nest boxes

Balancing Act

Habitats must be in balance in order to support wildlife. Remove a certain population of plants or animals from a community, and the community may not survive. This typically happens when urban development pushes into wildlife areas.

Serene landscape representing before urban development

Before Urban Development

Bulldozed and deforested landscape representing after urban development

After Urban Development

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