Publication: Prioritizing Areas for the Threatened Canada Warbler in Atlantic Canada

New Publication: Prioritizing Areas for Land Conservation and Forest Management Planning for the Threatened Canada Warbler in the Atlantic Northern Forest

In February 2020, we published our work identifying priority regions for Canada Warbler conservation and forest management in BCR 14. We developed seven conservation planning scenarios to prioritize candidate areas for permanent land conservation or responsible forest management. We found that using low natal dispersal distance scenarios in decision-making offers a more conservative approach to maintaining Canada Warbler populations. This prioritization approach provides a toolkit for managers to immediately locate areas for implementing conservation and management actions. This work was published in Diversity and was a collaborative effort with Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and High Branch Conservation Services, with support from Nature Canada and the Canada Warbler International Conservation Initiative. Read more...

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Westwood, A.R., Lambert, J.D., Reitsma, L.R., Stralberg, D., 2020. Prioritizing Areas for Land Conservation and Forest Management Planning for the Threatened Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada. Diversity 12, 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/d12020061

Opportunities for conservation of and habitat management for the Canada Warbler in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada

Opportunities for conservation of and habitat management for the Canada Warbler in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada

Project Summary

Two important steps for Canada Warbler conservation and management are identifying what habitat is important for the species, and how to appropriately manage it. A partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada and High Branch Conservation Services, with support from Nature Canada, the Boreal Avian Modelling Project and the Canada Warbler International Conservation Initiative, developed habitat management guidelines and established priority areas for conservation and management in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada. These guidelines and maps are designed to help managers engage in forestry activities so as to minimize their impact on Canada Warbler habitat, and ensure a future supply of habitat is available.

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Data Products

Maps and spatial data

Codes for spatial models

Publications

Westwood, A.R., Lambert, J.D., Reitsma, L.R., Stralberg, D., 2020. Prioritizing Areas for Land Conservation and Forest Management Planning for the Threatened Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada. Diversity 12, 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/d12020061

Westwood, A.R., Harding, C., Reitsma, L. and Lambert, D. (2017), Guidelines for Managing Canada Warbler Habitat in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada, Technical Report, High Branch Conservation Services, Hartland, VT, USA, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2435733.

Westwood, A.R., Reitsma, L. and Lambert, D. (2017), Prioritizing Areas for Canada Warbler Conservation and Management in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada, Technical Report, High Branch Conservation Services, Hartland, VT, USA, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251109.