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Habitat University

Habitat University is a science-based podcast delivering the latest information on habitat management. This podcast is part of the larger podcast network Natural Resources University, funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act.


Natural Resource University


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 -