Year of Project: 2011
Trees Planted:0

This Kirtlands Warbler habitat project will plant 46 acres of dense Jack pine stands within Gooseman Salvage Timber Sale. American Forests five Kirtlands Warbler projects… Read More

Name of Project: Gooseman Kirtland’s Warbler Habitat Planting

Number of Trees to be Planted: 34,000

Directly Benefits: Kirtland’s Warbler

Location: Michigan

Year: 2011

Goals

·         Replenish 46 acres of Jack pine forest

·         Regenerate habitat for the Kirtland’s Warbler

 

Notable Highlights

This Kirtland’s Warbler habitat project will plant 46 acres of dense Jack pine stands within Gooseman Salvage Timber Sale. American Forests five Kirtland’s Warbler projects cover an area in the Hiawatha National Forest, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that borders three of the five Great Lakes: Huron, Superior, and Michigan. In 1909, part of this area was designated as a protected forest area by President Theodore Roosevelt. There are 155 National Forests in the US whose combined area is roughly equivalent to the size of Texas. These important areas provide necessary refuge for wildlife, enjoyable recreation areas for the public, and timber resources vital to the economy.

The Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) is an endangered bird species that breeds in Jack pine stands 6-16 years of age, greater than 80 acres in size. Suitable habitat for Kirtland’s warblers requires at least 1,089 trees per acre with scattered small openings, making this a transitory habitat.


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Name of Project: Gooseman Kirtland’s Warbler Habitat Planting

Number of Trees to be Planted: 34,000

Directly Benefits: Kirtland’s Warbler

Location: Michigan

Year: 2011

Goals

·         Replenish 46 acres of Jack pine forest

·         Regenerate habitat for the Kirtland’s Warbler

 

Notable Highlights

This Kirtland’s Warbler habitat project will plant 46 acres of dense Jack pine stands within Gooseman Salvage Timber Sale. American Forests five Kirtland’s Warbler projects cover an area in the Hiawatha National Forest, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that borders three of the five Great Lakes: Huron, Superior, and Michigan. In 1909, part of this area was designated as a protected forest area by President Theodore Roosevelt. There are 155 National Forests in the US whose combined area is roughly equivalent to the size of Texas. These important areas provide necessary refuge for wildlife, enjoyable recreation areas for the public, and timber resources vital to the economy.

The Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) is an endangered bird species that breeds in Jack pine stands 6-16 years of age, greater than 80 acres in size. Suitable habitat for Kirtland’s warblers requires at least 1,089 trees per acre with scattered small openings, making this a transitory habitat.



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