- Connecticut Warblers need continuous old-growth deciduous forest with a healthy understory of grasses and forbs.
- Le Conte’s Sparrows need well developed, lightly grazed sedge and grass near wetlands and other poorly drained sites.
Habitat loss occurs when vegetation communities are removed or altered and the landscape’s capability to support wildlife is reduced. Wildlife numbers are directly proportional to the amount of high-quality habitat available.
Any activity that results in degradation or availability of habitat characteristics can reduce the suitability of the habitat. Examples of such activities include inappropriate grazing, thinning of trees and/or understory, removal of woody debris and snags, and allowing cattle direct access to areas near wetlands.
So, when we are considering activities and land-use changes that have potential to reduce habitat quality, we can look for ways to minimize our impact. Biodiversity will benefit and we will have a healthier landscape to enjoy.
Legacy Board Member