Nurture nature


Nurture nature

Practical tips for natural resources stewardship around your home, neighborhood and property.

Stewardship in your backyard

Taking care of the state's natural resources, which face increasing pressures and demands from a growing population, is a task that requires everyone to lend a hand at whatever level they can.

One of the best places to begin is right where you live. Whether it's a narrow urban lot or a 40-acre woodland, your "backyard" is an important part of a larger natural community or ecosystem. The large expanse of neatly trimmed turf that's pleasing to some is a very inhospitable environment for wildlife, and the practices necessary to maintain such a landscape often contribute to water quality problems. By making different landscaping choices, property owners can do their part to assure healthier habitat and cleaner lakes and rivers. Check out some of the information available here and go to work.

Bird feeding tips

Bird feeding tips

 
Conserving your Blufflands

Conserving your Blufflands

This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (530 Kb) A Mgmt Guide for St. Croix Property Owners 

Excavated ponds for wildlife

Excavated ponds for wildlife

Firewise

Firewise

 
Flood safety & cleanup

Flood safety & cleanup

Gardens and native plants

Gardens and native plants

 
Healthy Rivers

Healthy Rivers

Invasive species

Invasive species

Living with wildlife

Living with wildlife

Dealing with problem wildlife. 

 
Prairie protection for landowners

Prairie protection for landowners

Private land habitat

Private land habitat

Private landowner information

Private landowner information

Tips for enhancing fish and wildlife resources and managing recreation on your land. 

Shoreland management

Shoreland management

 
Tree care

Tree care