Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Grassland For Birds

Audubon South Carolina plans to create perennial, warm-season grassland on 38 acres of newly acquired land on the Spring Branch tract. This grassland will be for the benefit of grassland bird species, specifically sparrows, buntings, bobwhite quail and other ground-nesting birds. Grassland habitat is diminished through conversion to agriculture, conversion to managed forest, and development.

The soils on the plot have been identified and a plan has been created for the grassland restoration. Today, staff from the Francis Beidler Forest used Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to plot the boundaries of the proposed grassland and to calculate the acreage (38 acres). The view in the image is from west to east.

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