Habitat Management

Managing restored habitat to insure it remains beneficial to wildlife Once wildlife habitat has been constructed, a great deal of effort must be expended to keep it functioning properly for the species of concern. This is particularly true in the…
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Nesting Structures

 Why Landlords Should Conduct Weekly Nest Checks Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage installs a variety of wildlife nesting structures for Wood Ducks, Ospreys, bluebirds, Screech Owls, Barred Owls, Prothonotary Warblers, Great Crested Flycatchers, and Flying Squirrels.    CWH will only install nesting structures…
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Wildlife Nesting Structures

Supplementing natural nesting sites with alternatives The Nesting Structures program installs artificial nesting boxes and platforms for wildlife species whose natural habitats have disappeared due to development and deforestation. For a reasonable fee, CWH installs nesting structures for Eastern Bluebirds,  Purple…
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Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach Sharing information with landowners on how to become better stewards of the Bay in their own backyard Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage=s Education and Outreach Program provides landowners, businesses, schools, civic and community groups, and other interested groups with…
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Habitat Services

Landowner Services

Working with landowners to protect habitat restored by CWH CWH restored wetland protected by easement on Chic farm   Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage’s Landowner Services Program employs tax-advantaged financing and estate planning to find innovative ways to permanently save land for…
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Sustainable Agriculture

Reducing farm inputs, such as fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides, while maintaining farm profitability and bountiful wildlife populations. The main objective of CWH’s Sustainable Agriculture programis to demonstrate the compatibility of profitable farming bordered by appropriately-sized, enduring natural ecosystems. The program's ultimate…
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Chesapeake Care

Restoring habitat for wildlife and improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed   Pickering Creek Wetland In 2013, CWH installed 241 acres of native grass meadows and restored 52 acres of non-tidal wetlands. Waterfowl are an important component of our wildlife…
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Backyard Habitat

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage’s Backyard Habitat program focuses on properties with limited space.  From well maintained nesting structures to butterfly gardens, there are many habitat projects available that will attract a diversity of wildlife to any landscape.  Using native plants is…
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Phragmites Control

Phragmites Control Controlling invasive, noxious weeds in wetlands Phragmites (Phragmites australis) continues to invade the Eastern Shore and other parts of Maryland at an alarming rate. Not only does it grow so tall that it blocks the shoreline view, more…
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