NYFOA Meeting Managing SUgarbush for Birds


Managing Sugarbush for Birds

  • Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

New York Forest Owners together with Audubon NY present:

Managing Sugarbush for Birds

Maple sugarbushes provide nesting habitat for a diversity of forest birds. Some of these bird species have more than 50% of their global breeding population in the northeastern forest; however, many of these forest birds have experienced steep population declines for decades. Through the planning and implementation of sugarbush management activities that develop a structurally and biologically diverse forest, the maple industry can play a vital role in global bird conservation efforts while simultaneously enhancing the health and sustainability of the sugarbush and promoting and potentially increasing market visibility of pure maple products. Additionally, applying sustainable forest management to sugarbushes to improve bird habitat can also help create healthy forested landscapes that provide many benefits to people and wildlife, including carbon sequestration, watershed protection, flood control, forest products, and recreation.

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Kristopher Williams
PRISM Coordinator, Capital/Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
518-885-8995 ext. 2218


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Last updated January 16, 2020