Farm Habitat

Rural landowners receive on site habitat technical assistance to improve land management practices for a wide variety of upland wildlife species. Technical assistance includes recommendations for wildlife plantings and maintenance of existing habitats. Landowners will receive a written habitat management plan to follow.

Cost share programs to assist landowners in implementing habitat management vary considerably. Biologists can provide up-to-date information on the various programs currently available. Basic cost share information on conservation programs in Virginia is available at the Virginia Department of Forestry's web site as well as local USDA Service Centers and DGIF offices.

Numerous publications are available to guide landowners on how to manage various species and their habitats, including:

Species Management Information Sheets

Habitat Management Information Sheets

Plant materials often recommended in Virginia for wildlife habitat plantings: