Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Mountain Land’

Landowners And Wildlife Management

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Wildlife management involves the employment of scientific knowledge and specialized skills for defense, conservation and management of wildlife in addition to their habitat. It is an interdisciplinary issue which includes biological, technological, social, economical and legal issues. Wildlife management requires expertise in species ecology, biology, behavior, and physiology of wildlife populations. Also, wildlife management studies, research and lobbying by special interest groups assist in selecting times of the year when certain wildlife species can be legally hunted, making it possible for surplus animals to be removed.

Early wildlife management projects focused on protecting against unregulated fishing and hunting for commercial markets. Modern wildlife management shares a few of the same goals and new methods are available for use by managers. It incorporates many of the concepts and uses of modern forest and habitat management with a thorough understanding of wildlife biology, ecology, and behavior. Wildlife Management demands lots of direct, hands-on experience.

A properly prepared wildlife management plan reads just like a recipe that landowners can follow to attain their wildlife management goals. These plans result in the establishment of trophy game populations, and may be used by landowners to obtain wildlife management property tax exemptions or managed lands deer permits in certain states. A carefully designed plan provides for a logical method for using a variety of habitat improvement practices and will often list wildlife management activities with the appropriate seasons and the sequence of events. Landowners should also consider how their wildlife management goals fit with other land use objectives for example farming or timber operations.

Components of a good wildlife management plan include:

1) Land management objectives and goals

2) A resource inventory

3) Site specific habitat improvement recommendations

4) A schedule for executing management practices

5) Documentation and assessment of management efforts as well as their impacts on wildlife habitat.

The rise in private wildlife management, along with the latest trend toward more non game management (often involving more general funding), will have important effects. Intangible benefits from wildlife management may include the joy created from observing wildlife, the pleasure of providing desirable habitat species and the satisfaction from receiving acknowledgement for conservation efforts. For example, an owner may implement a wildlife management plan to enhance wild bird populations and also operate a business in which birdwatchers stay on the land overnight and observe birds during the day (known as a bird-and-breakfast operation).

Landowners are among the best wildlife managers. They have an interest in making certain the wildlife and habitat is managed and maintained at a high level. Visit a local landowner and inquire about their wildlife and habitat management and many times the landowner share with you with great pride what they’ve done to enhance the habitat and wildlife populations.

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Pine beetle and the Rocky Mountains

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

It is important to understand that there are different beetles affecting the forests of the Rocky Mountains. The primary beetle impacting Colorado Mountain Land is the Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus Ponderosae). The Mountain Pine Beetle commonly attacks Ponderosa, lodgepole, Scotch, and Limber pine while Bristlecone Pine, Pinyon Pine, firs and spruces are less susceptible. Things to consider when looking for Colorado Mountain land for sale, New Mexico Mountain land for sale, or Wyoming Mountain land for sale:

1. What species of pine are present on the property?
2.. Are any of the pines infected by pine beetle?
3. What type of beetle is infecting the trees?
4. If there is an infestation present how much of the forest has been affected?
5. What are the remedies available to mitigate any infestation?
– Spraying
– Logging
– Chipping

In the Northern Rocky Mountains, Montana Mountain Land and Wyoming Mountain land are also being ravaged by beetles. in Montana it is primarily a bark beetle that is killing trees and to a limited extent in Wyoming. Montana Mountain Land for sale will most likely have at least some pine beetle infestation however do not let this discourage you. There are many uses for the timber and many alternatives for mitigation.

– Firewood
– Furniture
– Pellet Production
– Construction lumber
– Wood chips

Also remember, that once the dead falls have been removed and cleaned up the forest will be more diverse and healthier.