The Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America established a conservation committee to develop a forest management plan for its Resica Falls Camp in eastern Pennsylvania. Working with resource professionals, the committee learned about the opportunity to create goldenwinged warbler habitat. Golden-winged warblers depend on early successional forest landscapes for optimal habitat. Forests in the early stages of succession provide the structure, seed sources, and greater plant species diversity that some species need to thrive. Golden-winged warbler populations are in general decline across their range in part because this type of habitat is becoming less common. Forest landowners may therefore need to actively manage their forest property to create this desired habitat.
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