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Integrating GWWA Management with High Elevation Balds Community Restoration

Hump Mountain Management Area view into Bradley Gap; photo by Nora Schubert.
The Forests of North Carolina worked closely with an independent biologist to begin integrating grassy balds community restoration with Golden-winged Warbler habitat management needs at high elevation sites in Roan Mountain. These sites are part of a three-year Balds Community Restoration Project funded by the Forest Service. The Forests of North Carolina managed several acres of early successional habitat located at 4,800-5,400 feet on the Pisgah National Forest and Cherokee National Forest lands using recommendations from the AMJV and partners Golden-winged Warbler Best Management Practices. Several other faunal species that use early successional habitat at these high-elevation sites are expected to benefit from these efforts.