Conservation Framework

Habitat Management

How should you manage for the species you want?

Landowners often manage farms and ranches for crops, timber, livestock, and wildlife. Many people, however, are unaware that managing for game species is often good management for endangered or rare species as well. The Black-capped Vireo is an endangered bird that occurs throughout much of central-Texas and represents an ideal species, whose management results in good habitat for game species such as white-tailed deer and northern bobwhite. Managing for livestock, game, and rare species have the potential to diversify a landowner’s income while also promoting healthy rangelands.

This tool allows the user to compare the BMPs for multiple game/non-game species and decide on the best management program for their interests.