In the Forest
A technical field conference exploring the interaction between forest management and bird habitats
10-11 May 2006
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Lake Superior State University Cisler Center
Conference proceedings available in CD-ROM format. Contact Chris Burnett or Bill Cook.
|10 May 2006||Conference Schedule|
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
Don Howlett, Chairman, Michigan SAF
7:30 - 9:00
(includes MI Bird Conservation Initiative ceremony)
SAF's direction and vision brainstorming session. Bernie Hubbard/ Don Howlett
|11 May 2006|
|7:30 - 3:00||
Option 1. Field trip to Seney Wildlife Refuge led by Greg Corace, Refuge Forester. Limit 25. Arrange your own transportation to Seney. Plan to be at Seney Wildlife Refuge by 9:30. Box lunch will be provided. This trip will take the better part of the day. Distance and travel time to Seney will not allow participants to attend a second trip in the afternoon.
Field trips 2 - 4 will start from a central staging area located on M-28 about 3.2 miles West of Ranger Road at large opening on the south side of M-28 (former Raco Air Base). Buses will shuttle you to your morning field trip, return to the staging area at noon, shuttle you to your afternoon field trip and return you to the staging area at the end of the day. Plan to be at the staging area in the morning by 9:00.
2. Field trip to xeric conifer sites
(Raco Plains), led by Steve Sjogren, wildlife biologist on the
Hiawatha National Forest. Emphasis will be on Kirtland's warbler habitat
management. Box lunch will be provided. Switch field trips with group
3 or 4 at noon.
Option 3. Field trip to northern hardwood sites, led by Kim Hall, Michigan State University. Emphasis will be on the dynamic nature of songbird responses to habitat, especially understory changes following timber harvests. Box lunch will be provided. Switch field trips with group 2 or 4 at noon.
4. Field trip to Tahquamenon Falls State Park,
led by Theresa Gratton, DNR. A variety of sites will be visited
with emphasis on species of concern and management techniques. Bring binoculars
and a field guide as we will be identifying those species we observe along
the way. Box lunch will be provided. Switch field trips with group 2 or
3 at noon.
CFE Credits in Category 1
|Speaker Biographies||Additional Resources|
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