Making Room for Grassland Birds in the Local Landscape - Unity
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:30 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Category:
Wildlife
Location:
Description:
Location:  93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity

In recent decades, grassland birds, including Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and sparrow species, have shown the steepest population decline of any group of birds in the Northeast, making them a conservation priority. Habitat loss, followed by changes in farming and grassland management practices are major factors contributing to their decline. But there are a variety of ways to make room in our landscape for these birds. The presentation will discuss common grassland birds in Maine and what we as landowners and citizens can do to help with conservation of these iconic and beautiful birds.

The speaker for this Sebasticook Regional Land Trust presentation, Laura Suomi-Lecker, is the Technical Director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District. She is the manager of the Ag Allies grassland bird program, now in its third year of working with farmers and landowners on this issue. In addition, she also serves as the education and outreach coordinator and a long-time volunteer with Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

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