Both the general habitat type and the specific features of the habitat help to determine the wildlife species found in an area. This eight-page fact sheet describes some of the most important wildlife-habitat relationships to help you determine which species may be present on your property and how to improve the habitat for certain types of species. Additional fact sheets in this series describe specific management practices.
Vernal ponds are temporary wetlands that fill after the snowfall each spring. This six-page fact sheet focuses on recognition, ecological importance, and protection of vernal ponds.
Today, many people realize the value of wetlands and are coming together to restore some lost wetland acreage. This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. This 48-page publication covers the basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, general management and maintenance, managing for wildlife, and troubleshooting.
This 55-page book describes the types and distribution of wetlands in Pennsylvania, how they provide valuable habitat for wildlife, and functions for society. Examples of management and sites to visit are described. Ned Smith's beautiful drawings illustrate the book. (AGRS-065) Cost = $4.00 Order: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/orders_CAS.asp