Hiking through the woods

Black-tailed deer grazing by the roadside in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington [public domain].
Image by Dcoetzee

Deer are a common sight in Columbia and Greene Counties

Black bears can be spotted in Columbia and Greene Counties

Skunks are not uncommon in Columbia and Greene Counties

Beavers make ponds and can change the landscape

Enjoying Wildlife in the Forest

The forests in Columbia and Greene Counties give us a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy wildlife. Fortunately, there are many books and other publications that will help you make the forest better for wildlife.

Here are some selected on-line resources that will make your forest / wildlife interest the most it can be:

  • Attracting Woodland Wildlife: A Primer - By Gary R. Goff, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources Discusses the important elements of forests that wildlife need, and what you can do to improve wildlife habitat.
  • Forest Stewardship: Wildlife, from Penn State University Extension, describes the many ways you can attract wildlife to your forest, including different forms of wildlife, planning for wildlife, and integrating timber harvests with wildlife effectively.

Content for this page was written or compiled by CCE of Schuyler County.

Last updated October 16, 2020