Forestry for the Birds: Working with Maine Forest Landowners and Managers to Protect and Improve Breeding Habitat for Atlantic Flyway Songbirds
This project identifies and conserves habitat critical to Maine's breeding populations of Neotropical migratory songbirds and other wildlife. Its primary goal is to introduce the latest research, science, and management recommendations regarding conservation of northern forest-breeding birds to forest landowners and managers in Maine. Maine Audubon will promote implementation of effective strategies for restoring and sustaining this important resource through outreach work with key partners and constituents. Maine Audubon will build on conservation work previously initiated in conjunction with Audubon New York, Audubon Vermont, New Hampshire Audubon, and Audubon's Atlantic Flyway forest initiative to identify and protect habitat important to birds and other wildlife dependent upon northern forests. The project is built on the goal of protecting large, unfragmented blocks of habitat in the North Maine Woods through Beginning with Habitat and leverages the results and learning from a Toyota TogetherGreen Planning Grant. This project is being led by Sally Stockwell.