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Wildlife Habitat Project Resources

The Chesapeake Bay region provides a wide range of habitats supporting over 3,600 species of plants and animals. Rivers, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows and native plant habitats provide thousands of species with food, shelter, breeding grounds and nurseries for raising young. Visit the Bay Backpack Wildlife Habitat Projects section to learn how to protect, create and restore critical wildlife habitat with exciting, engaging projects. Check out additional excellent local and regional resources below!

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Features to Attract & Support Wildlife

Bay Backpack Projects:

Install Features & Habitats for Wildlife (Over 50 Wildlife Projects)

Wildlife Problem-Solving


State, Regional & National Wildlife Habitat Resources:

Excellent State Specific Wildlife Habitat Project Resources

Regional & National Wildlife Habitat Resources

Chesapeake Region Native Plants

Bay Backpack Projects:

Chesapeake Region Native Plants: Plant & Design Resources

Gardening for Wildlife


State, Regional & National Resources:

Choose Natives: Plants for Life

Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping

Excellent State Specific Wildlife Habitat Project Resources

Find a Local Cooperative Extension Office

Humane Gardener

inaturalist.org: Track, ID, Citizen Science & More

North American Native Plant Society (lists state societies)

Regional & National Wildlife Habitat Resources

Clean Water Projects: Streams, Wetlands, Rain Gardens

Clean Water Resources

Invasive Plant & Animal Species

Bay Backpack Projects:

Identify & Manage Invasive Species


National & Regional Invasive Species Resources:

Forests for the Bay: Invasive Species ID & Control

Humane Gardener

Invasive Plants Guide: Identification, Impacts & Control

Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council

National Invasive Species Council

USDA National Invasive Species Information Center

Meadow Projects

Bay Backpack Projects:

Plant a Meadow


Regional Meadow Project Resources:

Ernst Seed Meadow & Pollinator Planting Guide

Ernst Seed Printable Meadow Planting Guide

Stormwater Alliance for the Bay: Native Meadow Installation

Woodland Projects

Bay Backpack Projects:

Plant a Forest Buffer

Projects to Improve & Maintain Your Woods

Add Other Woodland Plants

Grow a Forest: Tree & Shrub Nursery

Choose and Plant Trees & Shrubs


Regional Forest Resources:

Buffer Garden Plans

Chesapeake Bay Alliance: Forests for the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Alliance: Forests for the Bay Resources

inaturalist.org: Track, ID, Citizen Science & More

Stormwater Alliance for the Bay: Riparian Buffers

Stormwater Alliance for the Bay: Tree Planting

U.S. Forest Service


Delaware Forest Resources:

Delaware Forest Service


Maryland Forest Resources:

Baltimore Co. Environmental Protection & Sustainability: Trees & Forests

Maryland Forest Service

The Woods in Your Backyard

Treemendous Maryland


New York Forest Resources:

New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation: Forests


Pennsylvania Forest Resources:

Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry

Pennsylvania Forestry Association


Washington, DC Forest Resources:

DC-DOEE: Trees in the District


West VirginiaForest Resources:

West Virginia Division of Forestry


Created: December 05, 2017 at 05:53 PM
Updated: December 08, 2017 at 12:20 PM

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