The project is being conducted in 3 phases (years) on Clemson University’s Experimental Forest and continued as a major long-range program of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Clemson University. Funding was received on a multi-year basis for 3 years, with continued funding contingent upon satisfactory completion of each year’s efforts.
The focus and core goal of the project is to demonstrate and investigate silvicultural and other land management practices that improve wildlife habitat in managed forest systems. Demonstrated and investigated practices include, but are not limited to, silvilcutural practices that can be implemented at the forest stand and landscape level that improve wildlife habitat. These practices include the following:
- Promoting aquatic and riparian areas,
- Managing for landscape wildlife habitat features,
- Conserving rare species and communities,
- Protecting special sites, and
- Encouraging partnerships with natural resource agencies and conservation organizations.