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Natural Resources University


Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based information for natural resource management.

Funding for this project comes from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.


Dec 29, 2020

For as long as people have been interacting with wild animals, they have been manipulating the places where wild animals live. So, is habitat management the oldest job in the world? Join Adam and Jarred as they chat about the history of wildlife habitat management, dig deep into the central premise of habitat management – plant succession – and introduce the five tools for habitat management that Aldo Leopold described in his 1933 book, Game Management.

Learn more about plant succession and its relationship to wildlife habitat by checking out the resources below:

Iowa’s Forest Birds -

Managing Your Woods for White-Tailed Deer -

Grassland Successional Chart -

Wildlife Habitat Education Program -