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Natural Resource Management Factsheets

This series details management approaches and operational techniques to manage natural areas with an emphasis on optimizing habitat value.
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Focusing on enhancing early successional habitat, or 'young forest', is a useful framework to maintain the natural resources of Pennsylvania State Parks. Young Forest and the wildlife species that need it are threatened by development, invasive species, and changing land use. This fact sheet describes the benefits and introduces the management approaches to enhance and maintain young forest.

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Herbicides are an important tool in habitat management, and a lot of work can be accomplished with simple equipment and a limited number of products. This advisory provides an overview of the herbicides and application methods most useful for natural resource management.

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Mowing lawn areas of a park can easily become a 'black hole' that devours staff time at the expense of other operations. By following simple guidelines that accommodate how grass grows, the operational aspects of mowing, and desires of park visitors, you can provide a pleasing landscape with less effort.