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Wildlife Fields Provide A Diverse Habitat

 

Last updated 8/9/2021 at 2:31pm

A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council member mows a wildlife field in Pisgah National Forest.

If you spend time exploring Pisgah National Forest, you will come across wildlife fields.

Several can be found along the U.S. 276 corridor, with the ones in the Pink Beds loop trail being in a popular spot. These permanent openings allow a wide range of species a diverse habitat for food, shelter and other needs.

We often think of the larger mammals that use these, such as deer, bear and turkey, but a whole host of species, including pollinators, takes advantage of these fields.

Having these fields in a mosaic pattern across the forest and at varying elevations are extremely valuable...



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