The American Bird Conservancy, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have made available an excellent, detailed, 28-page guide entitled Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for the Benefit of Birds and Other Wildlife.
This second edition now covers the entire piedmont of Virginia and provides specific habitat recommendations for implementation in agricultural, grassland, scrubland, forest, savanna and wetland habitats, as well as in developed urban and suburban areas such as backyards.
The guide is available for free download at
We’ve looked the guide over and are very impressed with its readability and its up-to-date information on managing various kinds of habitat including grasslands, wetlands, and even suburban (they call them developed) communities. Definitely worth the download!