Events & Programs

  • September
    • Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center
    • Sally Stockwell, Director of Conservation Annica McGuirk, Conservation Associate

    Maine Audubon is working collaboratively with forest landowners and managers, from small woodlot owners to large-scale commercial harvesting enterprises, so they can operate in ways that sustain or even improve breeding and foraging habitat for at-risk bird species and other wildlife.  Bird-friendly forestry can still provide a good return on investment, and many landowners and managers have embraced the Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) program as a way to profitably harvest timber while retaining their land’s value as a bountiful wildlife resource.  Maine’s working forests serve a dual purpose as highly productive “baby bird factories” and wildlife corridors, and FFMB gives landowners and managers the information they need to protect or enhance significant wildlife habitat as an integrated component in their forestry plans. Sally and Annica will present highlights from Maine Audubon’s step-by-step technical handbook for developing a bird-friendly forestry management plan.  They will discuss the field workshops offered statewide by Maine Audubon and its partnering organizations to train professional and amateur foresters in FFMB management techniques, and share success stories from people who have adopted FFMB plans to manage their woodlands.