The National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Forest Foundation, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Elk foundation, North Carolina Resource Commission, Audubon North Carolina and American Conservation Experience all provided funds to restore and maintain early successional wildlife habitat and pine-oak woodlands in the Nantahala National Forest in Tuckasegee, North Carolina.
Once finished, the project will benefit more than 6,000 acres of wildlife habitat.
Out of the $168,268 project total, the NWTF provided $27,200. NWTF funds will aid in tree and brush removal from existing wildlife openings and herbicide treatment on invasive and nonnative species. The completed project will result in quality nesting, foraging and brood habitat for the golden-winged warbler and the wild turkey, as well as several other game and nongame species.