How can humans help wildlife survive the severe weather during the most critical season of the year? With constructive use of vegetation to provide and support winter habitat.
Here are ideas (BMP) for landowners and public lands managers to consider when managing wildlife populations over the most critical time of year, the winter season.
Organize plantings so that they help create winter food sources, hiding and thermal cover.
Examples are: Hawthorn trees and shrubs, crab apple trees,plants that provide vertical structure that lasts the entire winter season and even some food plots near the permanent winter cover mentioned above.