Are you a landowner who wants to make young forest on your property? A land manager who’d like to learn more about this important habitat? A natural resources professional looking for more-technical information? If you are interested in adapting one of these resources for your own state or organization, please contact the author of the resource directly.

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Brochure describing Connecticut's Private Landowner Technical Assistance Program to create shrubland habitat for New England cottontails(1.7 MB download).

A timber harvest can be an excellent, cost-effective way to create young forest habitat for wildlife and promote a diverse and healthy forest. Five attractive, easy-to-understand publications offer guidance for landowners considering a timber harvest. Although focused on Vermont, the guides...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brochure describing wildland fire and its benefits to wildlife and humans when managers use it safely to renew wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loads in fire-prone areas (780 KB download).

Design for folder to hold young forest communications materials.

Two-sided sheet explaining how managing forests in Connecticut helps wildlife and the environment, while promoting climate change mitigation, the economy, and recreational opportunities (3 MB download).

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension brochure on this rare regional rabbit that needs young forest and shrubland habitat to survive (1 MB file).

Brochure (2021) on managing habitat for wildlife while promoting forest health and the sequestering and storing of carbon by forest trees (7.9 MB download).

Rangewide brochure describes efforts to conserve the New England cottontail, a species that needs young forest habitat (662 KB file).

Brochure from University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension on how to recognize shrubland habitats and why such places are important to wildlife (440 KB file).

Clearcutting, maligned and misunderstood, can jump-start new forest while helping wildlife, notes this brochure from Connecticut (461 KB file).

8 1/2 x 11 trifold brochure (5.33 MB file). To print double-sided on home/office printer, choose Actual Size under Page Sizing and Handling options. Select Print on both sides of paper and choose Flip on short edge option. If...

24-page brochure listing some of the wildlife that may be seen in a forest as it grows back following a management action, such as a timber harvest (11.4 MB download).

For some kinds of wildlife, like the New England cottontail and American woodcock, shrublands provide the best possible habitat, as explained by this brochure from Maine (496 KB file).

Brochure explaining how young forest provides food and cover required by American woodcock, New England cottontails, and many other wild creatures (755 KB file).

Eight-panel brochure describing the Young Forest Project, published by the Wildlife Management Institute (3.4 MB download).