The NWTF orchestrated a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to create a full-time, term-limited forester position in one of NWTF’s focal landscapes, the Central Appalachian Mountains.
Located in the Greenbrier Valley River Watershed of West Virginia, the new forester position will work with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services to provide outreach to private landowners regarding NRCS cost-share programs.
In addition, the forester will help landowners create diverse habitat that will benefit the golden-winged warbler and other species of greatest conservation need. The forester will be employed through the American Bird Conservancy.
The total cost of the project was approximately $292,606, with a $20,000 contribution from NWTF’s West Virginia Superfund.