Avian Monitoring Allegheny Highlands - 2014 Summary

Schablein, Laurel
10/30/2014
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During 
summer 2014, The Nature Conservancy completed a fourth year of avian monitoring for the Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project in the Allegheny Highlands of Virginia. The project spans 18,000 acres of contiguous lands owned by the Conservancy and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.  The monitoring is part of a long-term study of landscape-scale response of avian communities to controlled burning.  ​Preliminary results suggest that although avian species can show positive and negative responses to prescribed fire, their populations are resilient in both geographical space and over time.  
A poster of this work was presented at the Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight joint conference in Virginia Beach. ​ 
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