The Habitat Improvement Plan is designed to improve the natural habitat on our property for various birds and other wildlife, including the golden winged warbler, other songbirds, and game birds, such as the American woodcock and the wild turkey. The proposed Plan identifies two “target areas” on our property, designated as Target Area 1 and Target Area 2. Wildlife experts and LLCOA members are active in monitoring changes in bird populations and vegetation regrowth in both areas.
OUR 2018 RESULTS:
Sharon Petzinger, Senior Zoologist NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program surveyed Target Areas 1 (up on the ridge) and 2 (near Blue Road) this summer and reported back to us:
“Since you did the management (between pre-trt and yr 0), your site has had more species than the average control site, even before the end of the first growing season (year 0)! … Thank you for managing your property for golden-winged warblers and making a positive impact on NJ’s breeding bird population!”
Download Sharon’s reports: LLCOA bird results Site1a 2018 LLCOA bird results Site1b 2018 LLCOA bird results Site 2 2018
OUR 2017 RESULTS:
A Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Assessing Wildlife Response to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NCRS) Conservation Programs Supporting Young Forest Habitat
“Dear Longwood Lake,
We are excited to share with you the results of our third year of Golden-winged Warbler, American Woodcock, and songbird surveys.” Read more: CEAP_Survey_2017_Longwood Lake
Report from LLCOA member Dave Zavracky on a June 2, 2017 bird survey:
I met with Sharon Petzinger, a bird specialist with NJ Division of Fish And Wildlife at 5am Friday for a hike to the habitat areas. Sharon will be submitting a report with the details of her findings. I’ll just mention that she seemed very pleased with developments regarding species present.