We offer a habitat-based management planning tool as the critical next step, after acquisition, in sustaining the ecological value of conservation lands, including a methodology for the identification of common habitats. Many land trusts and municipalities have acquired large portfolios of properties that are now permanently protected. Even though the land is protected from future development, surrounding land use pressures, invasive species, and other factors may cause drastic changes to these properties. Management of these areas is often necessary to sustain or improve particular habitats or to manage for specific species.
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Barrett, J., & Rozum, J. (2010). Habitat-Based Management Planning for Land Stewards. The Journal of Extension, 48(6), Article 28. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.06.28