US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Date of this Version

2008

Citation

Arbuthnot, M. 2008. A Landowner’s Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management. Environmental Defense Fund. 37 pp.

Abstract

Contents

Introduction ………….2

Biological Information ………….2

Habitat Requirements ………….4

Factors Contributing to Species Decline ………….6

Distribution ………….9

Managing Habitat for New England Cottontail ………….12

Creating Young Forest Habitat ………….21

Developing a Management Plan for Your Land ………….25

Appendix A: Resources & Assistance ………….27

Appendix B: Tools and Techniques for Habitat Management ………….30

Appendix C: Planting Shrublands ………….32

Appendix D: Species of Greatest Conservation Need in New England that Require Young Forest and Shrubland Habitats ………….34

Appendix E: The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Candidate Conservation Program ………….35

References ………….36



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