Forest for the Birds Webinar Series #7
Forestry for the Birds
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Forest Ecology Working Group, National Conservation Training Center, and Migratory Bird Program developed a 12-part lecture series to address the 50-year decline of 3 billion birds through partnerships, conservation science and forest management. The series tells a compelling story about forest bird population declines, partnership opportunities, and forest management actions that can support bird population recovery and sustainability.
After engaging with the entire series, participants will be able to:
- Describe the decline of forest-dwelling birds in the U.S., identifying causes and risk factors
- Apply species vulnerability assessment tools to identify priority bird species
- Describe the importance of forest management planning from landscape to local scales, recognizing essential forest community composition and structure for bird conservation
- Identify forest conservation and habitat management alternative
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Webinar 7 – Forestry for the Birds
Speaker: Amanda Mahaffey (Forest Stewards Guild)
Recorded: September 21, 2021
Duration: 60 min
Amanda Mahaffey of the Forest Stewards Guild discusses the significant success of forestry for the birds programs in a number of states including Vermont, Michigan and others including North Carolina’s Forest Landbird Legacy Program. The focus has been on translating bird life history and needs into silvicultural prescriptions made by foresters and incorporated in forest management planning. The partnerships created through forestry for the birds between foresters, state agencies and NGOs like Audubon, the American Brid Conservancy, the Klamath Bird Observatory and Partners in Flight has engaged people in the field across all ownerships and organizations.