This section of GreenFireWeb is set up for future development as resources permit.  Planned pages include:
  • Forest Ecology and Wildlife Habitat Improvement - text addressing how forest ecology relates to the wood lots remaining in developed areas, residential, commercial, and public.  Steps that landowners can take to improve habitats for wildlife within developed areas will be explained.
  • The Role of Deer in Forest Health and Succession - text discussing how deer, as the keystone species in the eastern United States where predators have been eliminated, impact the suitability of wood lots as habitat for other animals and how overabundant deer can change the composition and structure of our remaining forests.
  • Your Natural Setting - a Geographical Information System (GIS) project that will allow you to visualize the natural resources of your property or your neighborhood.  Layers may include: soils, geology, potential natural vegetation, existing habitat types and quality, succession class, aspect and slope, percent impervious, topography, and property boundaries.
  • Native Plants for Your Property - another GIS project that will match site requirements of many native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, and herbaceous plants to the natural setting of your property.  This will be valuable for landowners who wish to augment natural recovery of habitats as deer populations are brought under control.
  • Reviews of providers of services, supplies, and equipment that you might use to improve wildlife habitats.  Examples of providers are nurseries, arborists, tree care companies, and habitat certification organizations.

As Green Fire succeeds with its mission of controlling deer, our attention will increasingly be devoted to our vision of habitat improvement.  We look forward to your suggestions for this important part of