Habitat Restoration Goals

  • Maintain and restore early successional field habitat using prescribed fire and mowing to benefit native wildlife including Northern Bobwhite Quail, Grasshopper Sparrow, Wild Turkey, Woodcocks, Yellow Breasted Chat among a diversity of other bird and wildlife species.
  • Interesting fact: 26% of the birds listed as Tier 1 species (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) by the VA State Wildlife Action Plan are dependent on early successional field habitat.
  • Restore habitat to provide food, nest cover, and brood rearing habitat for a diversity of bird species.
  • Restore a sustainable population of Northern Bobwhite Quail on the field station by releasing and monitoring the dispersal and survivability of several released coveys of quail.
  • Maintain and restore wetland habitats for a diversity of aquatic vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians, and waterfowl dependent upon these wetlands.
  • Monitor and prevent the spread of invasive species including Autumn Olive, Oriental Bittersweet, Japanese Honeysuckle, Garlic Mustard and other non-invasive species.

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