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Early Successional Habitat Development/Management

Ground-nesting birds and other widlife depend on early succession habitats for nutritious seeds, forage, and shelter

Practice Code: 647
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Manage early plant succession to benefit desired wildlife or natural communities to increase plant community diversity to provide habitat for early successional species.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Improves landscape aesthetics
  • Increases plant community diversity
  • Provides habitat for declining species
  • Improves water quality
  • Improves air quality

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Integrated Pest Management (595)
Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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