Whether you have a small backyard or several acres of forest, landowners of any amount of acreage can easily get involved in making a difference with climate change and improving habitats with native plants and climate resilient trees.
The Maine Fish and Wildlife Department’s Beginning with Habitat program defines what is a habitat, why they are important to cultivate and how you can help.
The Maine Fish and Wildlife Department’s Beginning with Habitat program has incredible maps, experts and knowledge about ways to manage your backyard habitat for trees and wildlife. Take a look, there’s lots to learn!
The Maine Audubon Society has resources about improving your backyard for bird habitat.
The Maine Audubon Native Plant Finder will help you find the best native plants for your property.
The Wild Seed Project in Maine also has many resources about native plants which are ideal for improving habitat for wildlife.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) can help you pick the right trees to plant for climate resilience on your property.
Find a forester!
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry will provide a forester to walk your land with you for free to plan for climate resilience. Hiring a private professional forester is another option.