John Dillon did a nice forest bird story on VPR this morning. It focuses on Audubon Vermont's Foresters for the Birds project and features Mike Snyder, commissioner of Forest Parks and Recreation and Kristen Sharpless, Audubon Vermont's conservation biologist. To hear the story go to http://digital.vpr.net/post/foresters-birders-team-improve-habitat-and-timber.
On a related note: The new US State of the Birds Report was released yesterday and features the role that private lands play in bird conservation. It does a great job of highlighting the importance of the Farm Bill for bird conservation. It's not just crop subsidies, milk programs and food stamps. http://www.stateofthebirds.org/