When species populations start to decline to a concerning number it takes many
|American woodcock (left) and golden-winged warbler (right) |
are birds of high concern.
American woodcock courtesy of Steve Gifford.
Golden-winged warbler courtesy of Laura Gooch/Creative Commons.
“The partnership between Red Lake and the Service will open the doors for future opportunities to collaborate and restore native species that will benefit everyone,” says Jay Huesby, Red Lake Nation Wildlife Director.
The Memorandum of Understanding will support management actions that will treat dense
|Red Lake forest before habitat transformation.|
“The golden-winged warbler utilizes both young and old forests for two different stages in life. The warbler will utilize the young forest to nest and rear its young while using older trees for claiming territory and foraging for food,” says Peter Dieser of the American Bird Conservancy. “The overall population has declined by up to 60% in recent decades and Minnesota forests now support 45-50% of the remaining nesting population. The American Bird Conservancy is also working with partners in Central and South America to make sure that golden-winged warblers also have sufficient winter habitat as well.”
|Red Lake forest after habitat transformation.Photos courtesy of Peter Dieser/American Bird Conservancy.|
This Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by both government leaders and is the first of its kind between the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Service for early successional forest management. We are always committed to continuing our hand-in-hand partnership with federally recognized tribes to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.