FOUR CORE PROGRAMS for WILDLIFE HABITAT
Chesapeake Care constructs and manages wetland habitat and shallow impoundments for waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife, including establishment of upland vegetation and cover, with attendant concerns for nutrient run-off and sediment control.
Sustainable Agriculture farm scale research and extension work has encompassed over 60,000 acres of farmland, with 2,000 acres under active management. This program serves to educate and demonstrate that farm inputs, such as fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides, can be reduced and still maintain farm profitability and bountiful wildlife populations.
Landowner Services consults with landowners interested in preservation and habitat restoration of their properties while achieving maximum financial benefits from a long-term land disposition plan.
Education and Community Outreach to educate a greater variety of landowners and others on the methods and benefits of wildlife habitat enhancement projects. This program includes our work on small-scale and backyard wildlife habitat planning and management, which provides guidance to landowners on smaller projects that enhance the wildlife value of their property.
CWH bases all of its work for wildlife on solid scientific research and 30 years of experience in the field. A portion of each program manager’s time is spent doing specific research to ensure our land management techniques are of the highest quality.
Other Habitat Projects: Installing artificial wildlife nesting structures for Wood Ducks, Ospreys, Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Kestrels (not on Delmarva Peninsula), Bats (only for exclusions), Barred Owls, and Barn Owls.
Powerline Rights-of-Way Vegetation Studies – Recognizing the unique habitat within power line rights-of-way (ROW), Conectiv Power Delivery and Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage have partnered for more than 15 years in various research projects.
Branching out to help the National Wildlife Refuge System byconducting a series of studies at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge to follow plant succession before, during and after control measures are used on invasive weed species that are usurping our native wildlife.