Studies conducted by Fabiola Rodriguez and Jeff Larkin of Indiana University of Pennsylvania identified Wood Thrush as one of the most abundant migratory birds in remnant dry forest patches of Honduras. This is of particular interest as Wood Thrush are usually associated with moister conditions. The study was part of a project to evaluate the [...]
In 2015, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) permanently protected, through purchase, 198 acres in Mitchell and Avery County, North Carolina, a part of our Highlands of Roan program. These two tracts will provide habitat for many priority forest birds including Wood Thrush, Canada Warbler, and Saw-whet Owl. They will also provide more than 30 [...]
On October 25, 2015, after 10 years of planning and $18 million dollars raised, partners breached a levee along the north edge of San Francisco Bay at Sears Point Ranch, allowing salt water to fill a recently constructed 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin for the first time in over a century.
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture continues to make steady progress in improving wetland habitat in south-central Nebraska, thanks in part to four grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, which total over a half million dollars for 2015.
A new study evaluates how the impacts of conifer removal on sage grouse in the Warner Mountains of southern Oregon may benefit sagebrush-dependent songbirds.
The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation is a collaborative effort by conservation partners that provides a new tool for those who work with private landowners and agricultural producers in adopting conservation practices included in the 2014 Farm Bill. It provides biologists, range conservationists, foresters, and others with a road map [...]
Trumpeter Swans in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa are making a remarkable comeback. By the late 1800s habitat conversion had extirpated the species from the region. Thanks to partnerships for habitat restoration, today there is a healthy population.
The Appalachian Region is known for its extensive tracts of mature hardwood forest and high biodiversity, including that of songbirds. The region is a stronghold for the cerulean warbler, containing about 75 percent of the population. But the bird is a species of high conservation concern due in part to an estimated 70 percent population [...]
The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) are delighted to announce that Dave Smith, IWJV’s Coordinator, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award. He was awarded this honor at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting this [...]