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PLANNING
YOUR PROJECT

Resources for Planning Your Project

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Reading the Driftless Landscape, C Ramseyer and C Schaall

Written by former Blue Mounds Area Project ecologist, Cindy Becker, and board member Carroll Schaal. Reading the Driftless gives landowners an overview of the natural and human history of the region that connects the areas history and their own property.

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Need a Hand?

Visit our Landowner Services page to contact the Southern Driftless Grasslands Coordinator for a free walk on your land to discuss your land management concerns and questions, whether in regard to the identification and management of native habitat on your land, what weeds, plants, shrubs, and trees are growing in your grassland, or developing a whole farm – whole land plan as part of your investment in your property. 

"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
                -Aldo Lepold
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Wildlife and Your Land

The Wildlife and Your Land series is designed to offer suggestions to you, the private landowner, on how to manage your land for wildlife. Each part of the series focuses on management practices that you can apply to your land, but first, let's start by getting to know some of the basics of wildlife management.

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Planting for Wildlife Habitat

Landowners can attract a variety of wildlife to their property by planting a mixture of conifers, hardwoods and shrubs. The first step in the establishment of good wildlife habitat is proper site location. There are several factors to consider when planning for wildlife habitat.

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Attracting Turkeys

The most important type of turkey habitat in the upper Midwest is the open oak woodland. Oak woodlands provide many of the bird’s year-round requirements, including food and cover, shelter from weather, and habitat for breeding, nesting, roosting, and loafing