Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Research & Monitoring

Schuchardt Farms Wildlife Assessment and Field Survey

In July 2011, the Observatory was contracted to perform a wildlife assessment and field survey of the Schuchardt Farms property in the City of Sheboygan as part of a Conservation Plan being prepared for this 205-acre property.  Observatory biologists Bill Mueller and Seth Cutright performed four wildlife surveys in August.  Important wildlife habitats identified were mature deciduous forest, oldfields, shrub-dominated thickets, and an old, oxbow wetland with several plant communities.

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Habitat connectivity was identified as being important to the site’s wildlife as the property is developed, managed, and restored.  Control of invasive plant species also was identified as being important to preserve the integrity of the natural plant communities.

For more information on this study, please email Bill Mueller at .