Silvicultural prescriptions, under the guidance of a professional forester, can create favorable conditions for birds while achieving timber management objectives and improving the ability of the forest to provide ecosystem services, such as improving water quality and reducing flooding.
Audubon New York created Forest Management for New York Birds: A Forester’s Guide as a resource for foresters and other land managers to integrate important habitat components into forest management planning. This technical guide is intended for use by practitioners in the fields of forestry, wildlife management, silviculture, conservation land-use planning, and other natural resources disciplines.
Included in the Forester's Guide:
- New York Priority Forest Areas
- What is Quality Forest Habitat?
- Landscape-level Conditions
- Forest Habitat in a Fragmented Landscape
- Stand-level Conditions
- New York Priority Forest Birds
- Planning Forest Management to Improve Habitat