A new guide for land managers seeking to improve habitat conditions for forest birds is now available, according to the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI).
“Managing Forest Birds in Southeast Ohio: A Guide for Land Managers,” by Amanda Rodewald, is available for download at obcinet.org. Recommendations in the guide are based on research conducted in the forested landscapes of southeast Ohio by The Ohio State University (OSU) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
In addition to the full-length guide, a summary is available at obcinet.org.
Development of the publication was supported by the ODNR Division of Wildlife through the Wildlife Diversity and Endangered Species Fund, which receives donations from Ohioans through the state income tax check-off program and the purchase of cardinal license plates. Individuals wanting to donate to the fund can also donate online at wildohio.com.
The guide was designed and illustrated by OBCI. Other project partners include the OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, OSU Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab, ODNR, OSU Extension and the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership. Printing was made possible by The Nature Conservancy in Ohio.