AMJV Partner Spotlight: Tennessee Riv...

Have we mentioned recently that our AMJV partners are AMAZING?! Today, we want to shine a spotlight (or
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Successful 1st Eastern Partners in Fl...

The Eastern Working Group of Partners in Flight held a scoping meeting at the Nashville Zoo 24-25 April
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WV Focal Landscape Example

Focus on Focal Landscapes

Challenges to Conservation in the Appalachian Region Most forests in the Appalachian Mountain Region have historically been or
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AMJV Technical Committee Meets in Wes...

On August 6th and 7th, at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Appalachian Lab in
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It’s Forestry Friday! Read and watch below to learn some fascinating forestry facts. 👇🏻

We hope that the weather is beautiful wherever you are in the Appalachian Region and that you’re able to get outside today to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine! 🍃🌞

However, if you don’t have time to trek outside today, the weather isn’t the best in your area, or if you just want to learn some fascinating forestry facts (who wouldn’t?), check out the 360-degree virtual field tour video below to “visit” the woods and look up, down, and all around while learning about sustainable forest management practices! 🌳🌳

This week’s virtual tour discusses a midstory removal, which is a forest management practice that removes the undesirable species in the understory, either by cutting or using herbicide. This practice is used in areas that are lacking desirable regeneration, and are perhaps instead filled with undesirable species of shade-tolerant species, like Black Gum, or monocultures of hay-scented fern or other invasives.

The removal of these undesirable understory species, which create dense shade that can block the sunlight needed by more desirable tree species, creates diffuse light conditions on the forest floor that is ideal for the establishment of oak regeneration. 🌞

More virtual tours are available on our page 👉🏻
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Conservation in Action, Partnerships that Work

Working both collectively and independently, joint venture partners conduct activities in support of bird conservation goals developed by the partnership. Our strength is in our ability to strategically deliver conservation actions at a scale and scope unachievable by any single agency or organization.

AMJV Technical Committee Meets in Western Maryland

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