This fact sheet describes the process of implementing agricultural easements and the benefits of preserved farmland on the environment.
This fact sheet, designed for potential land donors, provides a basic introduction to the purpose of land trusts and the importance of conservation easements. Additionally, it provides a step-by-step guide to the process of donating an easement and the benefits that can be attained through the donation.
For both donors and recipients, the donation of stock and other marketable securities can be more advantageous than a cash donation.
This guide offers municipalities an outline of basic terms that describe the types of pipelines and the products they carry. It presents an overview of who regulates what in the areas of pipeline siting and safety and provides tools for seeking a common approach among municipalities to gain information early in the planning of pipeline projects.
Two-page deer management guide for landowners including information on predator-prey balance and tools and options available to private landholders.
This site was created as a place to learn about Pennsylvania’s trees, how to care for them, and tap into tree expertise across the Commonwealth. It is designed to help answer many of your questions.
Two-page fact sheet for landowners, planners, and others to maintain grassland birds, which have declined in recent years. Information covers causes of decline, importance of agricultural lands, amount of land needed for nesting, and what landowners and planners can do to help.
Two-page fact sheet on this aphid-like creature that feeds on hemlock trees. Information includes a description of the pest, its life history, and what landowners can do to help control and eliminate the woolly hemlock adelgid.
Two-page fact sheet about sustainable forestry for the benefit of birds and other wildlife. Information covers selective cutting, stewardship practices, composition of forest for nesting birds and forest health, and implementation tips.
This handbook provides you with detailed information about the tools and techniques available for controlling invasive plants, or weeds, in natural areas. Whenever possible, language familiar to natural area managers is used, and unfamiliar terms and jargon borrowed from other fields are defined.
This manual summarizes the morphological characteristics, habitat requirements, life history, and possible methods of control for several common invasive plant species. Botanical terms used in the plant descriptions are not available on-line at this time. A reference section is included to acknowledge sources of information and to provide a reference to the literature addressing the problem of invasive species in Wisconsin. Sources for weed control tools, organizations, and other useful information are included in this section. Recommendations included here are limited to the control of some of the more problematic invasive plant species of Wisconsin. As control information on additional invasive species becomes available, and as users request information on other problem plants, these species may be added to the manual.