When it comes to land and wildlife management there should be very little cookie-cutter techniques. That's due to the ever-changing landscape that we get to call home. There should be a change in your management from one ecosystem to the next or from one state to the next. The principles of replicating nature and using nature as our model are the same but our focus of plant communities and layout may change to support the local wildlife and their needs. That's why we don't follow any ratio or stats that claim each property should have a certain percentage of cover and a certain percentage of food plots. Those ratios create a landscape with less diversity and less diversity is a loss for everyone.
Has anyone ever told you that a certain amount of your food plots should be clover or fifty percent of your timber needs to be converted to young forest? We break this down and why you should be more focused on when the stressful period of the year is for wildlife and how you can help the wildlife during that stressful period of time. Different areas of the country have different climates so they require our management to change.
During this podcast, we also discuss the different types of thermal cover and how it varies from wildlife to location. We often forget about the use of thermal cover in the south and how we should manage for it just as much as land managers use thermal cover in the north. This podcast is loaded with deep thoughts on land management and what we often forget about habitat improvements. Next time you're considering the traditional method of land management, consider looking at the landscape first and working to improve the land, rather than what you want it to be.