Adaptive Habitat Management & BMPs


Establishment of a regional network of experimental adaptive management sites where coordinated management and monitoring will lead to management improvements over time (e.g. ensuring adequate representation of forbs, bare soil and other key pollinator habitat features; improving habitat for other RSGCN; lowering management costs and treatment frequency to the greatest extent practical); (2) improved coordination and sharing of early successional habitat management expertise among states; (3) standardized, regional vegetation and pollinator monitoring protocols that will enable more effective pooling of data and provide a framework for informed, science-based management decisions; (4) improved understanding of the abundance and distribution of select, vulnerable pollinator taxa (e.g. bees and butterflies), and how these species respond to habitat management over time; (5) improved on the ground management of at least 500 acres of habitat at regionally significant sites included in the new regional adaptive management network;  (6) strengthened partnership between NEFWDTC and NEHTC. Although this project will produce many tangible benefits during the five year implementation period, the goal is to establish a framework for the longer-term monitoring and experimental adaptive management that is needed to improve management for these complex, fire-influenced systems.

GSA Information

GSA Number: GSA 00060

GSA Title: Green Ridge and Pocomoke

GSA Contractor: Maryland DNR

GSA Number: GSA 00061

GSA Title: Linda Loring

GSA Contractor: Linda Loring Nature Fund

GSA Number: GSA 00062

GSA Title: Kennebuck Plains

GSA Contractor: TNC Maine

GSA Number: GSA 00084

GSA Title: Sandbar WMA

GSA Contractor: Stone Environmental

GSA Number: GSA 00064

GSA Title: Head of the Plains

GSA Contractor: Nantucket Conservation Fund

GSA Number: GSA 00065

GSA Title: Katama Airpark

GSA Contractor: TNC Massachusetts

GSA Number: GSA 00066

GSA Title: Matianuch Natural Area Preserve

GSA Contractor: Conecticut DEEP

GSA Number: GSA 00067

GSA Title: Albany Pine Bush

GSA Contractor: Albany Pine Bush

GSA Number: GSA 00073

GSA Title: Concord Pine Barrens Site #3

GSA Contractor: NH Fish and Game

GSA Number: GSA 00060 Amendment 1

GSA Title: Green Ridge and Pokomoke

GSA Contractor: Maryland DNR

GSA Number: GSA 00061 Amendment 1

GSA Title: Linda Loring

GSA Contractor: Linda Loring Nature Foundation

GSA Number: GSA 00067 Amendment 1

GSA Title: Albany Pine Bush

GSA Contractor: ALbany Pine Bush