Huron-Manistee National Forest
This project involves habitat restoration for the Kirtland’s warbler (KW) and will begin in 2024.
According to the Michigan Audubon organization, “the Kirtland’s Warbler isn’t Michigan’s State Bird, but in the hearts and minds of many state residents, it is just that. Once living on the brink of extinction, the Kirtland’s Warbler has taken significant steps toward recovery, though it remains on the State Endangered Species list. A few counties in the northern Lower Peninsula represent its primary nesting area, but in recent years nesting pairs have been recorded in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Ontario. ”