DIY Stewardship Resources

 

These resources detail hands-on stewardship activities that landowners can perform themselves, including monitoring, enhancing habitat, controlling invasive plants and pests, protecting soil, and thinning young stands. This list of resources supplements the handout “Do-It-Yourself Ways to Steward a Healthy, Beautiful Forest.”

Monitoring

Wildlife

Invasive Species

Soil

Thinning

Next Steps

 

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