Learn about funding and technical assistance to manage and improve habitat for Golden-winged Warbler and other forest-dependent wildlife on north Jersey forested land.
Forestland owners who want to manage their forestland to create critical habitat for the Golden-winged Warbler and other wildlife are invited to a workshop on “Forest Habitat for Wildlife.” The workshop will highlight technical and financial assistance available from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be offered twice early in February.The Golden-winged Warbler (GWWA) is found in the Appalachian region in the summer months. This species has suffered a 66 percent population decline since the 1960s due to changing habitat.
NRCS offers assistance for forest land activities to improve habitat for the GWWA through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Through EQIP’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW), USDA-NRCS and their conservation partners can work with foresters, help write forest stewardship plans and provide conservation payments to support habitat enhancement for Golden-winged Warbler and other wildlife.
Land located in the Appalachian region that is in or near the Conservation Area delineated as GWWA habitat is eligible for WLWF. (See map) You can view the interactive map of the focal area online at http://arcg.is/2iITU8o and search for your address to verify that your land is in the eligible area.
The workshop will be presented in Morris County on Tuesday, February 7th at Kinnelon Public Library, 132 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The second presentation of the workshop will be in Sussex County on Wednesday, February 15th at the Sussex County Library Main Branch, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860 from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Workshop sponsors include USDA-NRCS, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey Audubon, and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. Walk-ins will be welcome, but registration is requested for this free workshop. To register for either session or for more information, please contact Kelly Triece at 908-852-2576, extension 7524 or Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.