Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: West Virginia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

West Virginia Project

Creation and Development of Early Successional Habitat and Wildlife Utilization

August 2015 - December 2020


Participating Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Wildlife species that depend on young forest conditions are declining. This study is examining various methods for creating young forest habitat for early successional dependent species (specifically birds and terrestrial salamanders) to provide land managers with information to optimize their management activities. Partners include West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and Wildlife Management Institute.

Presentations Presentation Date
Margenau, E.L. and P.B. Wood. Improving habitat suitability along rights-of-way corridors for young forest avifauna. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2020, Louisville, KY. September 2020
Margenau, E.L. and P.B. Wood. Managing forest birds in forested rights-of-way landscapes. 2019 Annual Conference of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society. 27-30 Oct 2019. October 2019