Management goals for both forest types are to 1) increase native species composition and structural diversity; 2) improve bird habitat; 3) maintain and improve the health of the riparian buffer; and 4) reduce invasive species by 70%. Property-wide goals also seek to create a sustainable trail system for equestrians and pedestrians and manage the local deer population to limit herbivory and other damage.
Challenges and Opportunities
Project participants used the Adaptation Workbook to develop several adaptation actions for this project, including:
1.2. Maintain or restore hydrology.
2.1. Maintain or improve the ability of forests to resist pests and pathogens.
2.2. Prevent the introduction and establishment of invasive plant species and remove existing invasive species.
2.3. Manage herbivory to promote regeneration of desired species.
5.1. Promote diverse age classes.
1.3. Maintain or restore riparian areas
5.2. Maintain and restore diversity of native species
3.7: Identify, maintain, and enhance important habitats for fish and wildlife
5.1 Recondition recreation-related infrastructure located in vulnerable areas