Resources for Landowners
Our Land Management Outreach Associate Marie Norwood is available to visit local properties and give advice about managing land for the benefit of native plants and animals, with an emphasis on wildflower meadows and grassland restoration. Every landscape is different and every landowner has different goals. We are excited to now be able to give advice that is tailored to individual properties. If you’re interested in having Marie visit your property, you can fill out a request form here.
Below you can find additional resources to help you manage your land for the benefit of native plants and animals. We will update these resources as we learn more from our grassland restoration experiment. Please let us know if there’s something you would like more information about or if you know of resources we should share here. Thank you for helping to take care of our local ecosystem!
This is a list of species that we recommend for use in native meadow plantings in the 16 county region surrounding Shenandoah National Park.
This is an excerpt from ‘Establishing a Wildflower Meadow from Seed’ by Cathy Neal, New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.
“The purpose of this guide is to provide landowners with an introduction to land management concepts and conservation tools that can be used to benefit wildlife and counter some of the threats faced by declining bird species.”
This document, which was prepared by the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives partnership, provides handy planting recommendations that are tailored for our region.
This is essential reading for landowners who are considering using fire to manage their land. Produced by the Virginia Prescribed Fire Council.
This resource outlines safe and effective beaver management options for Virginia landowners. Produced by the Clifton Institute, February 2021.