Join Highstead, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Vermont, and the Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative for the upcoming Bird-friendly Forestry webinar series focused on best practices in habitat restoration and forestry management for birds in New England, with a focus on at-risk species.
Steve Hagenbuch, Senior Conservation Biologist and Forester at Audubon Vermont, will present and moderate four interactive sessions that will cover different topics such as habitat requirements and management practices, bird-related forestry strategies for landowners, foresters, and conservation partners, and a review of the various technical and financial resources available to support habitat management and conservation. Continuing Forestry Education Credits (CFEs) are pending for each webinar through the Society of American Foresters.
Webinar description- "Habitat Requirements and Management Considerations for Forest Birds in New England:" Taking actions to enhance habitat for birds begins with taking a “birds-eye view” of the forest. This webinar will promote an understanding of what forest conditions and attributes provide high-quality nesting and foraging habitat for a range of priority bird species found in the northeast. We will hear from Dan Kilborn, a forester with the Vermont Land Trust, on how he has integrated bird habitat considerations with other forest management objectives on VLT fee-owned lands.
Save the dates for the other webinars in this series:
Webinar 3: "Bird Friendly Forestry Practices and Strategies for Landowners"
September 29, 2:00-3:15 pm
Webinar 4: "Technical and Financial Assistance for RCPs, Conservation Partners, and Landowners"
October 13, 2:00- 3:30 pm