Spring Forestry Workshops

Golden-winged Warbler Photo: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren, Flickr cc

Young Forest Habitat Management Workshop

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s Redwood Hill Preserve, trailside classroom
44010 Stine Road, Redwood, NY 13679
Program & lunch 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Young forest habitat walk 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Event is free but registration is required.
RSVP by June 8th to Linnea Rowse at lrowse@audubon.org or (315) 221-5867.

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. The Golden-winged Warbler has experienced one of the steepest declines of any North American songbird and is now listed as a Threatened species in Canada, with a pending petition for listing as an Endangered Species in the U.S. By working with private landowners and organizational partners, Audubon New York aims to restore and maintain critical habitat for the Golden-winged Warbler and other forest, shrubland and game birds. 

Landowners are invited to join us for the workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the 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 workshop brings landowners together with experts on birds, other wildlife and habitat management. Participating landowners will hear from a series of presenters about birds and other wildlife they can attract through proper habitat management, the basics of Golden-winged Warbler habitat, and where they can find the resources, tools and potential partners to help them plan for managing habitat to benefit wildlife on their property. Presentations will be made by Audubon New York, NYSDEC, USDA-NRCS, Indian River Lakes Conservancy, and Clarkson University.

The presentations will be followed by a habitat site visit 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.

Because this event is being held during the bird breeding season, participants may be able to hear and see the different species attracted to early succesional forest habitat.    

The workshops are free but registration is required. 

RSVP by Thursday, June 8 to Linnea Rowse at lrowse@audubon.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 1:00 p.m. followed by a woods walk from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A free pizza lunch will be provided.

Expert Presentations From: Audubon New York, USDA – NRCS, NYS DEC, Clarkson University, and Thousand Island Land Trust. 

For more information about both NRCS and DEC private lands programs, please use the following links:

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Financial Assistance Programs

NYS-DEC Private Lands Forest Management Resources

Questions? Contact Linnea Rowse, Field Conservationist/Project Specialist, Audubon New York: (315) 221-5867 or lrowse@audubon.org

Forest Habitat Management Workshop for Tug Hill and Adirondack Land Owners

Woodcock Photo: Deb Rivel

Forest Habitat Management Workshop
Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.
Boonville Municipal Building, Town Conference Room
13149 State Route 12, Boonville, NY 13309
Event is free but registration is required.
RSVP by June 19th to Andy Hinickle at ahinickle@audubon.org or (607) 254-2487
Presentations by:
Audubon New York and NYS DEC

The Tug Hill and Adirondack Regions provide extensive forested habitats essential to the survival of at-risk bird species such as American Woodcock, Canada Warbler, Brown Thrasher, and many others. Audubon New York encourages Tug Hill and Adirondack forest landowners to register for an upcoming free workshop to learn how to successfully manage their properties to maximize benefits for birds and other wildlife, especially the American Woodcock, which is a species of greatest conservation need in New York State.

The workshop brings landowners together with experts on birds and other wildlife, and forest habitat management. Participating landowners will hear from a series of presenters about birds and other wildlife they can attract through proper habitat management, and where they can find the resources, tools, and potential partners to help them plan for managing habitat to benefit wildlife on their property.

This program is free to attend but registration is required by Monday, June 19. To register, contact Andy Hinickle at ahinickle@audubon.org or (607) 254-2487. The workshop goes from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.