Program

Woods Walk & Workshop -- Forest Stewardship Plans & Habitat Management for Birds

Addressing multiple challenges when improving habitat for forest birds

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pmHillsdale, New York

Location Details

Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary & Center 225 Cambridge Rd Hillsdale, NY 12529

225 Cambridge Rd, Hillsdale, 12529

Meet along the Sanctuary road at 10 am Saturday August 24th for this 2 hour outdoor program. 

Woods Walk & Workshop -- Forest Stewardship Plans & Habitat Management for Birds

August 24, 2019 - Hillsdale, NY

Please pre-register by contacting Jimmy Bulich at 518-429-4979 or by email bulichjimmy@gmail.com .

Audubon New York has begun a forest management project at Rheinstrom Hill that will use best management practices to restore the sanctuary to a balance of forest types to improve conditions for birds and other at-risk wildlife. The main goal of the outreach effort is to provide training to private forest landowners and other audiences, with the goal of applying these land management techniques beyond the demonstration project and improve forest health across a larger landscape throughout Columbia County and beyond.

Suzanne Treyger, Audubon NY Forest Program Manager, will lead a talk about the Forest Stewardship Plan and management goals for this property. Two deer exclosure sites, established in 2015 and 2019, will provide dramatic visual evidence of the impact of deer on forest regeneration. Suzanne will discuss the relationship with a local hunting club and their use of DMAP (Deer Management Assistance Program) permits to control deer numbers. Suzanne will also discuss Audubon's Harvest For Habitat program which enables bird habitat improvements through active forest management.

This program is free of charge and open to the public. 

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