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Golden-winged Warbler Conservation

Golden-winged Warbler Listing Status: Candidate

golden-winged warbler after bandingThe Golden-winged Warbler has undergone a significant population declines in the Appalachian region. Golden-winged warblers (GWWA) and many other species depend upon shrubby, early successional habitats including alder swamps, areas harvested for timber, and utility rights-of way.

The Appalachian region offers a tremendous opportunity to improve habitat for Golden-winged Warbler and other neotropical migratory birds. The vast forested lands, grasslands and forb-rich areas provide structurally diverse vegetation for breeding and foraging, and offer the greatest opportunity to combat declines in the Golden-winged Warbler.

Working Lands for Wildlife will assist private land owners create and maintain the habitat necessary to sustain breeding populations within and adjacent to their current range.

Core Conservation Practices

  • Restoration & Management of Rare & Declining Habitats (643)
  • Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)
  • Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (647)This map shows GWWA focal area in New Jersey.

Supporting Conservation Practices

  • Brush Management (314)
  • Herbaceous Weed Control (315)
  • Deep Tillage (324)
  • Conservation Cover (327)
  • Prescribed Burning (338)
  • Critical Area Planting (342)
  • Fence (382)
  • Field Borders (386)
  • Access Control (472)
  • Mulching (484)
  • Tree Shrub Site preparation (490)
  • Forage Harvest management (511)
  • Forage & Biomass Planting (512)
  • Prescribed Grazing (528)
  • Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)
  • Forest Harvest Trails & Landings (655)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (666)

 

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