Designing Shelterbelts for Pheasant Winter Cover » Shelterbelt around Wetland

Ron showed me this shelterbelt around a wetland as an example.  It features a good snow catch and interior lift, but the spacing is too narrow and it lacks protection from the north.  As a result most of the cover tends to fill in with snow without maximizing winter cover potential for pheasants.

Ron showed me this shelterbelt around a wetland as an example. It features a good snow catch and interior lift, but the spacing is too narrow and it lacks protection from the north. As a result most of the cover tends to fill in with snow without maximizing winter cover potential for pheasants.

| Illustration of a properly designed shelterbelt to maximize winter thermal cover benefits for pheasants.  PHEASANTS FOREVER'S ESSENTIAL HABITAT GUIDE

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