Foresters for the Birds - North Carolina workshop

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00

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Foresters for the Birds pairs silviculture - the art and science of forest management - with the habitat needs of migratory forest songbirds to keep common birds common and forests as forests.

Join us for a free, all-day workshop for foresters, forest land owners, birders, and conservation professionals to explore this innovative approach to silviculture with birds in mind.

This workshop will begin indoors at Jones Lake State Park. We will move outside later in the morning, and after lunch, we will visit two nearby field sites. We will explore management on public and private ownerships, focusing in bottomland hardwood forests with contrasting glimpses into upland hardwood and longleaf systems.

Jones Lake State Park
4117 Hwy 242 N
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Phone 910-588-4550
Latitude: 34.682743
Longitude: -78.595420


9:00 Registration - Jones Lake State Park  4117 NC-242, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

9:30 Presentations - Intro to Foresters for the Birds, priority birds, forest habitat needs, field sites

10:30 Travel to Field Stop 1

11:00 Field Stop 1 - Bladen Lake State Forest site – Red river bottomland - 34.585243, -78.501366

12:30 Leave for Jones Lake State Park

1:00 Lunch at Jones Lake State Park - Local soul food by Cindy’s Catering - don’t miss it!

1:45 Drive to Field Stop 2

2:15 Field Stop 2 - Mature bottomland hardwood, private ownership – Black river bottomland

3:00 Head to Field Stop 3

3:15 Field Stop 3 - Clearcut/replant oak managed site

3:30 Wrap-up

3:40 Head back to Jones Lake State Park

4:00 Adjourn

This workshop is free, but advance registration is required. Register here! Lunch is included.

Continuing Education Credits
This event has been approved for 3.5 Category 1 SAF CEUs.

If you have additional questions, you can contact Amanda Mahaffey at the Forest Stewards Guild, or Aimee Tomcho at Audubon North Carolina. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you in June.