All DocumentsCerulean Warbler Management Guidelines for Appalachian Hardwood Forests
These are forest management guidelines for enhancing Cerulean Warbler breeding habitat in Appalachian hardwood forests. This document provides land managers in the Appalachian Region with guidelines for retaining and enhancing habitat for Cerulean Warblers and a diverse bird community based on the current available science. The guidelines apply primarily to upland oak-dominated habitats where the majority of the research reported was completed.
American Woodcock Habitat Best Management Practices
Focusing on the Central Appalachian Mountains, this Best Management Practice guide provides information on American Woodcock habitat needs, habitat goals, conservation planning, and other species that would benefit from American Woodcock management practices.
Enhancing Cerulean Warbler Habitat in Appalachians: A Guide for Foresters
This fact sheet provides a summary of the Cerulean Warbler Forest Management Project and distills down recommendations from that project's findings to provide land managers in the region with guidelines based on the best available science for retaining and enhancing habitat for Cerulean Warblers and a diverse avian community.
Cerulean Warbler Forestland Enhancement Project: Step-by-Step Guide (PA)
The Cerulean Warbler Appalachian Forestland Enhancement Project is an initiative to enhance wildlife habitat in forests and improve forest health. The project is aimed at improving habitat for the declining Cerulean Warbler, but the same habitat benefits deer, turkey, and many songbirds such as the Scarlet Tanager. Funding through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) may be available to help cover some costs of habitat management on private lands.
Cerulean Warbler Forest Enhancement Program Outreach Article (PA)
About 80% of the entire Cerulean Warbler population breeds within the Appalachian Mountains, making it one of the species of highest concern in the region. Management practices that enhance Cerulean Warbler habitat also improve forest regeneration, tree growth rates, and acorn production in oaks.
Cerulean Warbler Forest Enhancement Program Flowchart (WVA)
Cerulean Warblers, along with more familiar species like turkey, grouse and deer, thrive in forests with a mix of large trees, canopy openings and dense plant regeneration. By enrolling in the Cerulean Warbler Forest Enhancement Program, eligible private landowners can receive nancial and technical assistance to help manage their woodlands. Common practices include improvement thinning, invasive plant control and commercial timber harvest overseen by a consulting forester. Use this yer as a guide to help take advantage of the program!