CANTON – A free bird-focused habitat management workshop will be offered April 29 for St. Lawrence Valley landowners from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Participants can learn how to successfully manage their properties to maximize benefits for birds and other wildlife, especially the golden-winged warbler, a highly threatened species in the United States.
The workshop will take place at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm classroom, 2043B State Highway 68.
Registrants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available. The workshop goes from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. followed by a woods walk from 1 until 2:30 p.m. A free pizza lunch will be provided.
It will offer participants the chance to learn successful strategies and techniques for maintaining high-quality habitat on their land to support the needs of birds and other wildlife.
By working with private landowners and organizational partners, Audubon New York aims to restore and maintain critical habitat for the golden-winged warbler and other forest, shrubland and game birds.
Participating landowners will hear from a series of presenters about birds and other wildlife they can attract through proper habitat management and where to find the resources, tools and potential partners to help plan for managing habitat to benefit wildlife on their property.
Presentations will be made by Audubon New York, NYSDEC, USDA-NRCS, Indian River Lakes Conservancy, and Clarkson University.
These messages will be reinforced with a habitat site visit at a demonstration site owned by NYSDEC – at Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. This will allow participants to see early successional forest habitat and learn about restoring habitat to meet the needs of the declining bird species dependent on this habitat type. Participants will also see an example of a private landowner project site.
The workshops are free but registration is required. Register by April 28 with Linnea Rowse at [email protected] or 315-221-5867.