Forest Management

Learn how forest management benefits birds.

Photo: Connie Pinson

Many of our birds need access to healthy forests for raising baby birds, stopover points during migration, and cover and food in winter. A healthy forest ecosystem meets those needs by providing a variety of plant species, tree heights and ages, and safe places such as dead trees and ground debris. Through engagement with foresters and natural resource partners, Audubon North Carolina promotes bird-friendly forest management techniques, including introducing small canopy gaps, promoting mid-story growth, encouraging mast-producing trees and shrubs for year-round forage, and increasing the number of cavity trees.

Integrating bird conservation strategies with the existing goals of landowners, biologists, hunters, foresters, recreationists and other groups will expand our conservation efforts and the impact for North Carolina birds.

Learn more about our Bird-Friendly Forest Management initiatives.

With Small Changes, Forest Management Benefits Birds
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With Small Changes, Forest Management Benefits Birds

Last month, nearly 50 foresters were trained in management practices to benefit birds in NC.

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Bird-Friendly Forestry Training Increases Land Stewardship
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Bird-Friendly Forestry Training Increases Land Stewardship

Outreach to private landowners is an important step in increasing land stewardship for our imperiled species. The Audubon staff works with partners to present the latest research and programs associated with the best forest management practices for birds.

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News & Updates

Leading Conservation – Working Lands
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Leading Conservation – Working Lands

We know the Golden-winged Warbler and Wood Thrush greatly benefit from connected habitats. One way we are solving this is through our Working Lands Initiative. Donate to support this program.

Bird-Friendly Forestry Training Increases Land Stewardship
Working Lands

Bird-Friendly Forestry Training Increases Land Stewardship

Outreach to private landowners is an important step in increasing land stewardship for our imperiled species. The Audubon staff works with partners to present the latest research and programs associated with the best forest management practices for birds.

With Small Changes, Forest Management Benefits Birds
Working Lands

With Small Changes, Forest Management Benefits Birds

Last month, nearly 50 foresters were trained in management practices to benefit birds in NC.

Expanding a Golden-Winged Warbler Family
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Expanding a Golden-Winged Warbler Family

Meet Don and Holly Addis - managing their Western NC land for Golden-winged Warbler habitat with assistance from Audubon NC.

A Record-Setting Habitat for Warblers
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A Record-Setting Habitat for Warblers

Mark and Margaret Hartman are managing their Ashe County land for Golden-winged Warblers. Click to learn more!

Audubon Vermont Biologists Visit North Carolina
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Audubon Vermont Biologists Visit North Carolina

Audubon's North Carolina and Vermont staff joined in the Western NC mountains to study Golden-winged Warbler habitat restoration techniques.

Audubon Signs Designate Specialized Habitat
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Audubon Signs Designate Specialized Habitat

Audubon North Carolina is engaging private landowners in focal areas in the western region to manage their land for the Golden-winged Warblers, providing signs to designate the specialized habitats.

More Volunteers Trained to Protect Warblers
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More Volunteers Trained to Protect Warblers

A new team of Audubon volunteers met at the Highlands Biological Station and in Macon and Jackson County to learn about Golden-winged Warbler conservation techniques.

Audubon Signs Signify Specialized Habitat for Warblers
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Audubon Signs Signify Specialized Habitat for Warblers

Audubon Signs Given to Private Landowners Signify Specialized Habitat for Golden-winged Warblers.

Geolocators Flying North and South
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Geolocators Flying North and South

Geolocator data will inform our work in Western North Carolina that protects the habitats Golden-winged Warblers need for their survival. Learn more!

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