I keep seeing articles like this that talks about catastrophic declines in insect populations and wildlife in general. It won't be much but I want to use 1 acre of my 3.3 acres for the purpose of local wildlife. Not just for larger animals like deer, but for moths, butterflies, beetles, etc. I believe I need to learn about the following steps:

  1. Learn how to effectively get rid of invasive plants like amur honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle, autumn olive, etc.
  2. Decide on which native plants and trees to introduce and where to put them.
  3. Learn how to manage the area once the plants and trees are in place.

I understand that this will be an ongoing process and it will not get done in the course of of year. Can anyone help me learn how to get started? Thank you.

Edit: For reference, I am located the the Midwest (Ohio)