Midcoast Conservancy is offering a “Forestry for Maine Birds” program Saturday, October 9, at Hidden Valley Nature Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Led by Sally Stockwell of Maine Audubon and Logan Johnson from the Forest Stewards Guild, the workshop will allow participants to learn how to manage forestlands to enhance habitat for birds and other wildlife. The group will discuss the importance of Maine forestlands for breeding birds, brook trout, and other wildlife; practice completing some simple bird habitat assessments; and look at several harvesting strategies used at Hidden Valley that demonstrate what one can do in on one’s own woodland or on land trust properties and community forests to enhance habitat both for fish and for other wildlife.
Attendees are encouraged to wear good walking shoes and bring water, a snack, a raincoat and their curiosity. The event will be held rain or shine, and is all outdoors. To register for this free event, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/forestry-for-maine-birds-and-forests-for-fish-workshop/