Wisconsin DNR to present on Kirtland’s Warbler; Learn what Adams and Marinette counties are doing to assist the species
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Davin Lopez, of the Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, will present “Kirtland’s Warbler flies off federal endangered species list” to the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the ADRC Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently announced that Kirtland’s Warblers no longer warrant protection under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The songbird met recovery goals after years of intensive habitat management, mostly in lower Michigan, where the core population lives. However, numbers in Wisconsin do not yet meet the criteria for removal from the state of Wisconsin endangered and threatened species list.
Learn how the DNR, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and their partners will continue their work to bolster Wisconsin’s small but growing population of this iconic bird and the habitat on which it relies. Davin will include how public and private forestry groups are managing timber plantations in ways that are favorable to the species, particularly in Adams and Marinette Counties.