This is a great opportunity if you’d like to learn more about birds in your woods. The event is free and happens June 9 and 10 at the University of Pitt, Bradford, PA. The Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture and Forest Service have been working with numerous partners (American Bird Conservancy, Ruffed Grouse Society, Audubon Pennsylvania, PA Game Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource) to organize a free, two-day workshop in June for forest landowners: Working in Your Woods, A Bird's Eye View.
The first day of the workshop will bring together speakers to present on the following topics:
· Techniques to create healthy forests and help wildlife;
· Financial incentives and programs available to landowners; and
· Opportunities to benefit a variety of bird species, including ruffed grouse, scarlet tanager, wild turkey, cerulean warbler, American woodcock and many more.
During the second day of the workshop, participants will visit field sites (transportation provided) to see the techniques and habitat discussed in day 1 and may have an opportunity to see birds at a bird banding site (depending on conditions).
Participants must register, but registration is free and lunches will be provided each day. For more information or to register visit https://workinginyourwoods.eventbrite.com