Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia


The purpose of this guide is to provide landowners with an introduction to land management concepts and conservation tools that can be used to benefit wildlife and counter some of the threats faced by declining bird species. Although this guide focuses specifically on birds, management that is beneficial to birds often benefits other wildlife that share the same habitats.  If you own land in the Virginia Piedmont, whether a large farm or estate, or a small backyard, you can help provide valuable habitat for birds. Simple changes can provide great benefits to birds and other wildlife. For example, allow native vegetation to grow along a fence row, or reduce your lawn footprint by removing turf and planting wildflowers.

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