Habitat Management Literature
MDWFP Two-Page Guides
- Hack and Squirt - controlling undesirable hardwood stems in forest stands
- Quality Vegetation Management - managing habitat in pine plantations
- Basal Area - habitat implications of managing tree stem density
- Renovating Non-native Grasses - killing non-native pasture grasses in fields
- Managing Field Habitat - management practices for improving habitat in fields
- Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi - This booklet by MSU Extension, MS Forestry Commission, and the U.S. Forest Service provides information to landowners of any knowledge level about managing forest lands in Mississippi.
- Best Management Practices for Forestry in Mississippi - This booklet explains voluntary guidelines for forest operations, harvest, and management to protect and preserve our soil, air, and water resources
- Forestry Terms for Mississippi Landowners - a guide to forestry terminology
- Choosing a Consulting Forester - a guide by MSU Extension with tips for selecting a private forestry consultant
- Are My Pine Trees Ready to Thin? - Thinning is an important practice for improving habitat conditions in forest stands. This publication explains the operational feasibility of thinning pine stands.
- Planting Southern Pines - information about selecting the appropriate pine species for reforestation based on site conditions
- Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems - a manual published by the U.S. Forest Service with detailed information about fire ecology and the methods of conducting a burn
- Keys to Successfully Planting and Establishing Longleaf Pine - Longleaf is the native pine in much of South Mississippi. The management of longleaf can be very compatible with wildlife habitat and timber management objectives.
- The Economics of Longleaf Pine Management - information comparing economic return in multiple scenarios for longleaf pine management and other land uses
- The Pine That Fire Built - information about burning and longleaf pine
- Bottomland Hardwood Management - information about species/site relationships when managing bottomland hardwoods
- Evaluating High-Graded Hardwood Stands - High-grading is the practice of cutting the best trees and leaving lesser quality stems. This document provides information about evaluating stand conditions and managing high-graded timber.
- Native Warm-Season Grass Restoration in Mississippi - a manual about establishing and managing native grass cover for wildlife and livestock forage
- Strip Disking for Bobwhites - a short document about field management practices for bobwhite
- Light Strip Disking to Enhance Early Successional Habitat in Grasslands and Oldfields - a technical document about managing field habitat with disking
Additional Habitat Information
MDWFP Species Web-pages and Other Resources
- Deer Management Assistance Program - Deer harvest data analysis and harvest recommendations for participating properties from the MDWFP Deer Program
- Bobwhite Quail Management Information
- Wild Turkey Habitat Management Information
- Waterfowl Habitat Management Information
- Dove Field Preparation and Hunting Regulations