Bird-Focused Habitat Management Workshop to be held on June 10 for St. Lawrence Valley Land Owners
The landowner workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s Redwood Hill Preserve trailside classroom - 44010 Stine Road, Redwood, NY 13679, will offer participants the chance to learn successful strategies and techniques for maintaining high-quality habitat on their land to support the needs of birds and other wildlife.
The Saint Lawrence Valley provides a patchwork landscape of forests, wetlands, and grassland essential to the survival of at-risk bird species such as Golden-winged Warbler, American Woodcock, Brown Thrasher, and many others.
Individual and family land owners are encouraged to attend and learn about habitat needs of songbirds, game species, and other wildlife. Resources are available to help you manage your land for young forest.
Expert Presentations From: Audubon New York, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service, NYS-Department of Environmental Conservation, Clarkson University, and local land trusts.
For more info, visit: ny.audubon.org/forestworkshop
The workshop is free but registration is requested. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 8. To register, contact Linnea Rowse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 221-5867. Registrants should plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and refreshments. The workshop goes from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. followed by habitat site visits from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A free lunch will be provided.
The afternoon habitat site visits will be at demonstration sites owned by Indian River Lakes Conservancy and Thousand Islands Land Trust – at Grand Lakes Reserve and Otter Creek Preserve, respectively. We will also visit a private landowner project site in the same area. These will allow participants to see high-quality early successional forest habitat and learn about restoring habitat to meet the needs of the declining bird species dependent on this habitat type. Participants will also see an example of a private landowner project site.
Links to these habitat demonstration site locations can be found at IRLC and TILT websites, here: