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- "Bird-Friendly Forestry Practices and Strategies for Landowners:" Managing a forest with birds in mind is compatible with many other landowner objectives. This webinar will explore specific forest management activities and silvicultural options designed to enhance bird habitat while also achieving timber and non-timber forest product, climate adaptation and mitigation, and other ecosystem services goals. Nancy Patch, co-founder of the Cold Hollow to Canada RCP and County Forester with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, will be co-presenter and provide examples from the field.
Save the date for the final webinar in this series:
Webinar 4: "Technical and Financial Assistance for RCPs, Conservation Partners, and Landowners"
October 13, 2:00- 3:30 pm