Free resources for foresters and landowners. Start here and take steps to improve forest habitat for birds, other wildlife, recreation, and more.
Cooper's Hawk. Photo: Charles Sperrazza/Audubon Photography Awards
Our northeast forests are green, but they need sustainable stewardship to truly benefit birds, wildlife, and the people that depend on them. Changes in land use, coupled with the suppression of many natural disturbance events, have created forests that are relatively mature and similar in age. Creating and maintaining healthy, diverse forest habitat today calls for human intervention.
Proper forest management can improve habitat conditions for birds by restoring a more diversified balance among the forest's age classes while creating other desirable habitat characteristics. Healthy, actively managed forests help people too, by providing critical public health benefits in the form of climate mitigation and watershed protection.