Private land habitat improvements in the Colonial Forests

The focal landscape for this project are the Allegany Mountains.

Improvements in habitat diversity for wild turkeys, American woodcock, New England cottontail, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, black bear and other wildlife species are targeted with active timber management in the Allegheny National Forest (Pennsylvania), Allegany State Park (New York) and surrounding areas. The Regional Conservation Partnership Program is a four- year agreement with the Wildlife Management Institute to assist landowners in creating diverse habitat. Landowners work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to obtain funding for habitat work on private lands. The project totals $5.2 million and NWTF contributions total $82,809.

Partners for the projects include the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wildlife Management Institute, Quality Deer Management Association, Ruffed Grouse Society, Audubon New York, and New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

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