Working Lands for Wildlife launches documentary portal

Posted by Bridgett Costanzo, USDA NRCS East Region Working Lands for Wildlife Coordinator in Conservation

The USDA has just launched a new search and visualization tool that summarizes published scientific research on the relationships between bird species and vegetation in the eastern and boreal forests of North America. The tool, Literature gateway: A systematic map of bird-vegetation relationships in eastern and boreal forestscan be used to identify gaps in science needs and guide habitat restoration and forest management practices in the field.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Working Lands for Wildlife initiative launched the tool to allow users to easily explore this scientific research database. The gateway consolidates all contemporary research exploring the links between forest management practices, bird responses and population outcomes. Although it primarily focuses on research conducted in the eastern United States, it also includes research throughout boreal North America.

The Literature Gateway is the newest online tool to join the suite of decision support tools hosted on the Landscape Partnership Portal, a web portal hosted by a consortium of landscape conservation agencies and organizations. Once you have obtained a Landscape Partnership account – anyone can join – you can easily access the tool.

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