These simple guides and quick-reference resources are great if you’re just getting started, or want to learn more about creating wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species, or finding local businesses that promote native biodiversity.

VWL RESOURCES

BIRDS

GRASS AND SHRUBLAND BIRDS OF VIRGINIA 

BRINGING BACK THE BUTCHER BIRD: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE RECOVERY PROGRAM PAMPHLET

TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR YARD FOR WILDLIFE

FIELD MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR GRASSLAND & SHRUBLAND BIRDS
This guide is intended for landowners who are interested in helping grassland birds and have some flexibility in their management approaches. Even just choosing to implement one of the recommended practices will have a positive impact.

PLANTS

SUGGESTED SPECIES LIST FOR MEADOW PLANTINGS, NORTHERN VA 

GRASSLAND PLANTS OF VIRGINIA 

NATIVE PLANT WATCH

BEES

BUMBLEBEES OF VIRGINIA 

OTHER RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANTS/INVASIVE SPECIES

The Power of the Palette: A Tool to Guide Planting Decisions

Blue Ridge PRISM Invasive Plant Factsheets

Go Native Go Local

Audubon Native Plant Finder

Mid-Atlantic Native Meadows

A Landowner’s Guide to Native Warm-Season Grasses in the Mid-South

WILDLIFE HABITAT

Audubon At Home: Creating Wildlife Habitat

Bargain Basement Bobwhites

Wildflower Meadow for Wildlife and Pollinators

Nests for Native Bees

Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for the Benefit of Birds & Other Wildlife

Managing Working Lands for Northern Bobwhite

PRESCRIBED FIRE

Beyond the Bonfire: A Primer on Prescribed Fire for Virginia’s Private Landowners

Virginia’s Smoke Management Guidelines

Virginia Department of Forestry Prescribed Burn Management Plan

Virginia Department of Forestry Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management Plan

TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Conserving Habitat Through the Federal Farm Bill A Guide For Land Trusts and Landowners 

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Security Program (CSP)

Landowner Incentive Program (LIP)

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Virginia Farm Service Agency Programs

Virginia Natural Resource Conservation Service Programs

Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District

Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)

SUPPORT VWL

VWL is supported 100% by grants and donations and our work is made possible by the generous contributions from our community.

The Smithsonian Institution is a 501(c)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible.

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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Front Royal, Virginia 22630

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