Woodland Owner Webinar: Forests for the Birds
November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFREE
Do you enjoy watching the birds in your yard? Would you like to help increase their population? Private lands play an important role in protecting bird habitat. Jared Elm from the Ruffed Grouse Society and Duane Fogard from American Bird Conservancy will talk about how you can help create better habitat for woodland birds.
When: Wednesday, November 18 at 1:30 PM
Please note that this event is free, but registration is required.
You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar upon registration.
1 CFE credit is available for attending the live webinar.
This webinar will also be recorded for future viewing.
About the Presenters:
Jared Elm is a Forest Wildlife Specialist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, covering NW Wisconsin and based out of Spooner. Forest Wildlife Specialists are a partnership position with NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service), WI DNR, and RGS based out of USDA Service Centers assisting landowners with forestry assistance for habitat management, with an emphasis on assisting with Federal Farm Bill programs for forestland owners.
Why Private Lands Matter for Ruffed Grouse:
In this webinar, we will review the basic ecology of ruffed grouse habitat and long-term population trends. An emphasis on how private lands fit into the puzzle for ruffed grouse in Wisconsin and Minnesota and how private landowners can develop plans to better benefit grouse and other young forest species.
Duane Fogard has been working in field forestry for 20+ years, mostly in Minnesota and Wisconsin. For the last five years, he has been the northeast Minnesota private lands forester for the American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Currently, most of his efforts are directed towards ABC’s partnership with USDA/ NRCS, helping forestland owners manage their land for young forest wildlife.
A brief history of the forests of northern Minnesota/ Wisconsin and how this history influences wildlife habitat needs (especially for forest birds). Some ideas for projects landowners can do to improve habitat on their land.