Land Managers Workshop Focuses on GWWA BMPs in Southern Appalachians

The AMJV was one of many partners who participated in the “Golden-winged Warbler Land Managers Workshop: Restoring Early Successional Habitat in the Southern Appalachians”. The two-day workshop sponsored by Audubon North Carolina and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation detailed guidelines for developing habitat for Golden-winged Warblers (GWWA) and other species associated with early successional forest. It took place on September 10-11 at Roan Mountain State Park.

The first day consisted of instructional talks, including the most recent biology and status of Golden-winged Warbler, forestry best management practices, stewardship programs and tools available for private landownerss, and how to implement all components for efficient management. Field trips on the second day demonstrated alternative management prescriptions during visits to local sites in North Carolina and Tennessee.