Forestry with Birds and Climate in Mind workshop

05 Apr
May 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Brookfield Congregational Church meeting room
8 Common Street
Lisa Hayden
978 952-6856 x121
MassWildlife Photo by Bill Byrne

A Forestry with Birds and Climate in Mind workshop will be held at the Brookfield Congregational Church’s Lower Meeting Room on May 1st from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Healthy, resilient forests provide numerous benefits to woodland owners and our local communities—wildlife habitat, clean water, wood products, and recreation. But extreme weather and changes in the climate are increasing stress on forests and creating challenges for ecosystems and habitats.

This training for foresters and land managers will explore how forest management can be used to improve forest bird habitat and meet other woodland owner goals, while also helping forests adapt to changing conditions. Participants can learn how to include both bird habitat and climate considerations in the same forest stewardship plan. Workshop will serve as initial training in the Foresters for the Birds program and cover key concepts related to climate change adaptation.

Speakers include Ornithologist Jeff Ritterson from Mass Audubon and Maria Janowiak of NIACS, who will focus on integrating forest management to benefit both bird habitat and forest resilience to climate change.


8:30 – Registration: 8 Common Street, Brookfield, MA 01506

9:00 – Presentations on Forests, Birds, and Climate Change

12:15 – Lunch – On site

1:00 – Field tour of Mass Audubon’s Elm Hill Sanctuary  — Mass Audubon is working to demonstrate best forest management practices for songbird conservation and climate change on this 1,000-acre wildlife sanctuary.

For more information, see  The website has detailed information on the event.

This is a free training with lunch included.

MA, CT, SAF CFEs are pending.


This program is funded by a grant from USDA Forest Service and sponsored by New England Forestry Foundation, MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership, American Forest Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and The Last Green Valley.