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

West Virginia Project

Pre- and Post-Treatment Monitoring on Working Lands for Wildlife and Regional Conservation Partnership Program Sites in West Virginia

August 2018 - March 2021


Participating Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea; CERW) and Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera; GWWA) are two high-priority species for conservation on private lands in West Virginia through NRCS conservation practices. The effectiveness of these conservation practices for increasing CERW and GWWA populations on private lands has not been examined. We have partnered with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Conservation Service to quantify avian populations pre- and post-implementation of management. Results will help to improve future habitat management actions for these species.

Presentations Presentation Date
Oliver, L.R., R. Bailey, K.R. Aldinger, C.M. Lituma, P.B. Wood. Cerulean and Golden-winged Warbler Response to Private-Land Habitat Management. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Reno, NV September 2019