“The most common trait of all simple peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.”
We created this page on woodlot ecology & resource management to catalog the many projects we have done and will do on our wilderness 40 acres in North Idaho. It’s so cool to be able to take a wild place and enhance it’s beauty through creating a more biodiverse ecosystem. We are implementing many management practices such as tree planting, forest harvests, wildlife food plots, waterhole construction, nest boxes, etc. Our hope is to enhance the viability of our land and expand the number of species that can thrive within it. It is so enjoyable to be able to make a beautiful place even more fruitful, not to mention it’s highly educational. We will share some of the projects we have implemented and will document how each pans out. We will also elaborate on what worked for us and what did not. For those interested in optimizing their backyard or woodlot for wildlife, we hope some of our experiences may help you attain your goals.