Habitat Types

Dirt to Trees to Wildlife includes a number of forest vegetation types, including three non-forest types—Speckled AlderPalustrine (associated with wetlands) and Upland (associated with non-wetland soils). For ease of conversation, we refer to all forest and non-forest types as “forest types.”

Basic recommendations are included for each forest type to maximize diversity of breeding habitats appropriate for that forest type. To enhance select species, links to strategies for managing Species of Greatest Conservation Need are included.

The following links include the recommendations for each forest type and their associated species.