Vast Enhanced Area Serves Upland Birds

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

More than 2,500 acres were improved to help upland game birds and other wildlife species in New York’s Finger Lakes National Forest, thanks to help from Wildlife Forever. Prescribed burns were used to improve the conditions in tracts of shrub lands, grasslands, and pasture. Approximately 65 percent of the vertebrate species in the region rely upon the created habitat for their life requirements. The fires have opened areas and promoted grasses to grow and create more beneficial wildlife nature sites and habitat.