Fire Regulation of Vegetation and Breeding Bird Ecology

 

Manomet’s work in Myles Standish State Forest in southeastern Massachusetts builds on breeding bird and vegetation studies that were conducted in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 2010. Manomet collaborates with partners from the State Forest, Friends of Myles Standish SF, the Nature Conservancy and Mass Audubon to promote controlled burning to restore habitat and Forest Reserve designation by the Commonwealth. The agreed indicators of success are regenerating Pitch Pine and Scrub Oak as well as breeding Prairie Warbler density.