Wildlife habitat improvement brings with it the flush of a surprised pheasant, the flash of a white-tailed deer, and the enjoyment of wildlife in your fields and around your home. Any farm can provide wildlife habitat at low cost while balancing production, conservation, and other personal priorities.
Whether you manage a full-time cropping operation or maintain a hobby farm, modest landscape and production-related changeslike those made by Minnesota landowners profiled in this publicationcan provide wildlife food and cover. This gives you a greater chance to enjoy the wild creatures supported by that habitat.
Information contributed by Lance Kuester, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Financial contributions by Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Extension Service including the Renewable Resources Extension program and U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
Photos provided by University of Minnesota Extension Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
Gigi DiGiacomo, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Les Everett, Department of Soil, Water & Climate, University of Minnesota
James Kitts, Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Minnesota
Kevin Lines, Fish and Wildlife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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