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Maine foresters to learn about protection of songbirds

June 22, 2019

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine’s forest industry will have a chance to learn how to manage woodlands in the state with songbirds in mind.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says populations of woodland birds are in decline in the Pine Tree State. It’s inviting landowners, foresters and loggers to attend the Forestry for Maine Birds event about the subject from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The forestry department says some species have declined by as much as 80 percent over the last 40 years. It says owners and managers of woodlands are important for the state’s effort to make sure songbirds like warblers and thrushes are able to thrive in Maine.

The event is taking place at Somerset County Cooperative Extension Office in Skowhegan.

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