Across New England and eastern New York, conservation organizations, agencies, and communities are banding together to meet the needs of landowners interested in protecting their land from development and managing their forests for cleaner water, more wood, and better bird and wildlife habitat.
Due to a high concentration of grasslands, wetlands, and shrublands, the St. Lawrence Valley of New York is one of the most critical regions for grassland and early successional forest birds in the Eastern United States. However, large contiguous blocks of these habitats are being fragmented rapidly by human development, roads, and agricultural fields due [...]
It's hard to believe a tiny warbler weighing less than half an ounce has the power to permanently preserve hundreds of acres of critical habitat surrounding the Appalachian Trail. Yet thanks to the Golden-winged Warbler and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) conserved nearly 800 acres of ecologically significant [...]
The importance of private land to birds is clear. Over sixty percent of the land area in the United States is privately owned, and more than 100 high priority bird species have more than 50 percent of their U.S. breeding distribution on private lands (The State of the Birds, Private Lands, 2013). One increasingly widespread [...]