Early successional restoration and management practices in priority areas as defined in Kentucky’s Wildlife Action Plan

Project #: 1782  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

This project has initiated self-sufficient Habitat Management Teams that focus on early successional restoration and management practices in priority conservation areas as defined in Kentucky’s Wildlife Action Plan.

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Location (by county):
["", "Calloway County (KY), ", "Livingston County (KY), ", "Massac County (IL), ", "Hardin County (IL), ", " (show more)", "Crittenden County (KY), ", "McCracken County (KY), ", "Marshall County (KY), ", "Pope County (IL), ", "Graves County (KY), ", "Lyon County (KY)", " (show less)"]

Watersheds:
Lower Cumberland, Bayou De Chien-Mayfield, Lower Ohio-Bay, Lower Tennessee, Lower Ohio, Kentucky Lake

Congressional Districts:
KY District 01, IL District 15

Bird Conservation Regions:
Central Hardwoods, Southeastern Coastal Plain

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region, Southeast Region

Project size:
30.0 acres
41.22 miles

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Livingston County Focus Area No
4 County Work Area No

Full Project Description

This project has initiated self-sufficient Habitat Management Teams that focus on early successional restoration and management practices in priority conservation areas as defined in Kentucky’s Wildlife Action Plan.

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Equipment

3/4 Ton 4 wd truck 7 or 8 foot Mower

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Public Benefit
Conservation Mission

Primary goals:

Continue to do management work at a reasonable cost on primarily private lands, related to early natural succession habitat management and restoration.
Progress:

Habitat team continues to complete management activities (prescribed burning, native grass and forb establishment, strip discing, invasive species control, edge-feathering and ephemeral pools).

Consistent with plans:

Habitat Conservation Plan
Species Recovery Plan
Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Plan
Conservation Plan
State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted habitats:

    • Shrublands and Grasslands
      • Grasslands

Targeted species:

  • Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  • Dickcissel Spiza americana
  • Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
  • Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
  • Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa
  • Northern Crawfish Frog Rana areolata circulosa
  • Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala
  • Coal Skink Eumeces anthracinus
  • Southeastern Five-lined Skink Eumeces inexpectatus
  • Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus

Actions

Project Actions
Other: Prescribed Burning Show/Hide details

Assistance

Technical Assistance
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Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

Please describe your monitoring activity.

Point counts of breeding birds in Livingston County Focus Area. Monitoring is being corrdinated by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Ephemeral pool reptile and amphibian monitoring will also be done.

What lessons have been learned and/or what suggestions do you have for similar activities?

Good partnerships and cooperative activities are necessary in making project a success. Landowners seem to appreciate the habitat work that is being completed on their property.

What additional information would you like to share?

More management oriented activities like this needed to assist and complete work for private landowners and provide needed managment activities as defined in State Wildlife Action Plans.

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Organization

Quail Unlimited
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

John Zimmer  (KY Habitat Team Leader)
Quail Unlimited
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Partners

  • Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
  • Kentucky Nature Conservancy
  • Vulcan Materials

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