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RESCHEDULED: The Healthy Forest Initiative, Opportunities for Strategic Forest Conservation


This webinar will showcase Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s Healthy Forest Initiative and open to discussion opportunities for strategic partnerships with land trusts.

Land trusts play a vital role in conservation in the Mid-Atlantic landscape and must be included in landscape-level management conversations. Many small to medium-sized land trusts may encounter challenges managing their land beyond preservation to additional goals (like wildlife habitat management). Audubon Mid-Atlantic would like to partner with these key land trusts and offer technical support and assistance where needed to create and/or maintain high-quality forest-bird habitat.

A strategic plan has been formulated and Audubon Mid-Atlantic plans to either help land trust acquire funds for management or Audubon Mid-Atlantic will provide the funds outright through a small-grant program. Available funding for projects, educational opportunities, and technical assistance are on the table for discussion.



Joshua Rittenhouse | Audubon Mid-Atlantic

Joshua’s work in the forest program focuses on private-lands outreach and education. He is largely concentrated on a landscape-level approach to habitat assessment and management in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Recent projects focus on encouraging land trusts in Pennsylvania to utilize bird-friendly forest management. Prior to Audubon, Joshua worked for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute managing forestry projects designed to increase avian habitat. Joshua earned his master’s degree at The Pennsylvania State University studying juvenile-tree populations in the understory of mixed-oak forests.



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