Herbaceous Uplands

Herbaceous uplands include community types such as dry prairie, grasslands, and improved/unimproved pasture. These habitats provide suitable nesting and foraging habitats for multiple species. These communities are often associated with other plant community types, such as pine uplands. The USFWS multi-species recovery plan for South Florida includes characteristics and specific habitat management objectives for dry prairies.

Example Habitat Management Objectives:  Dry Prairie: pine basal area < 10 ft2/acre, maximum canopy cover of < 10%; maximum shrub cover of < 10%; minimum ground cover of > 50%.

General Habitat Management Techniques