Learn How to Manage Habitat for Wildlife at Free Clinic

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a clinic on Practical Wildlife Habitat Management at its wildlife education center in Raleigh on April 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. The clinic is free, but pre-registration is required.

Presented by the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), this interactive workshop is designed for landowners and sportsmen who manage 5 to 500 acres and want to improve their properties for conservation.

“This clinic is specifically geared toward the non-professional,” said Guy Gardner, the program presenter with QDMA. “We will discuss techniques to implement a cost-effective, practical habitat-management program allowing anyone to improve the quality of their property for the benefit of wildlife.”

The clinic will consist of:

  • An overview of wildlife habitat requirements,
  • Guidance to develop a wildlife habitat management plan,
  • The wildlife value of native plants and the drawbacks of some invasive vegetation, and
  • Utilization of habitat enhancements, such as old-field management prescribed burning, mast tree planting and food plots to attract and retain wildlife.

The clinic will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Handouts on important food sources for wildlife will be provided to all participants.

QDMA is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and the hunting heritage.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is one of four learning centers operated by the Wildlife Commission. The Centennial Center is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Casey Williams at 919-707-0202 or email casey.williams@ncwildlife.org.