for Natural Resource Professionals
Materials for Wildlife and Natural Resource agency biologists, bird conservation practitioners, and habitat managers.
Golden-winged Warbler Status Review and Conservation Plan
Roth, A.M., R.W. Rohrbaugh, T. Will, S. Barker Swarthout, and D.A. Buehler, editors. 2019. Golden-winged Warbler Status Review and Conservation Plan. 2nd Edition. www.gwwa.org
Golden-winged Warbler Non-breeding Season Conservation Plan
The Golden-winged Warbler Non-breeding Season Conservation Plan describes the non-breeding ecology of the Golden-winged Warbler and proposes concrete actions to maintain habitat throughout its stationary nonbreeding range (hereafter winter range). The plan is intended for use by conservation practitioners, land managers, and governmental agencies both in North America and Latin America.
This plan provides guidance on where conservation investment in Latin America will have the greatest impact on Golden-winged Warbler habitat and recommends conservation actions to address the specific threats to habitat retention in the winter range. This plan is also intended for use at the country level for all Latin American countries within the Golden-winged Warbler winter range. For each country, this plan prioritizes areas where conservation action should begin immediately, defines five-year conservation goals, and proposes a conservation strategy to meet those goals by the year 2020.
Bennett, R.E., A. Rothman, K.V. Rosenberg, F. Rodriguez. 2016. Golden-winged Warbler nonbreeding season conservation plan. In Roth, A.M., R.W. Rohrbaugh, T. Will, and D.A. Buehler, editors. Golden-winged Warbler Status Review and Conservation Plan. www.gwwa.org
Recovery Strategy for the Golden-winged
(Vermivora chrysoptera) in Canada
“The federal, provincial, and territorial government signatories under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (1996) agreed to establish complementary legislation and programs that provide for effective protection of species at risk throughout Canada. Under the Species at Risk Act (S.C. 2002, c.29) (SARA), the federal competent ministers are responsible for the preparation of recovery strategies for listed Extirpated, Endangered, and Threatened species and are required to report on progress five years after the publication of the final document on the SAR Public Registry.
The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers for the recovery of the Golden-winged Warbler and have prepared this strategy, as per section 37 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Provinces of Manitoba (Manitoba Conservation), Ontario (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) and Quebec (Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques).
Success in the recovery of this species depends on the commitment and cooperation of many different constituencies that will be involved in implementing the directions set out in this strategy and will not be achieved by Environment Canada and the Parks Canada Agency, or any other jurisdiction alone. All Canadians are invited to join in supporting and implementing this strategy for the benefit of the Golden-winged Warbler and Canadian society as a whole.
This recovery strategy will be followed by one or more action plans that will provide information on recovery measures to be taken by Environment Canada, the Parks Canada Agency and other jurisdictions and/or organizations involved in the conservation of the species. Implementation of this strategy is subject to appropriations, priorities, and budgetary constraints of the participating jurisdictions and organizations.” – Environmental Canada, 2014
Environment Canada. 2014. Recovery Strategy for the Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) in Canada [Proposed]. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment Canada, Ottawa. vi + 57 pp.
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Golden-winged Warbler Habitats in the Appalachian Region
Golden-winged Warbler Working Group. 2013. Best Management Practices for Golden-winged Warbler Habitats in the Appalachian Region. www.gwwa.org.
Supplemental Habitat Inserts:
Golden-winged Warbler Habitats in the Great Lakes Region
This document is one of two regional Best Management Practice (BMP) guides for land managers and landowners, each with several two-page supplements dedicated to the management of specific regional habitat types most important to Golden-winged Warbler. The counterpart to this document is called Best Management Practices for Golden-winged Warbler Habitats in the Appalachian Region and can be downloaded at www.gwwa.org.
Golden-winged Warbler Working Group. 2019. Best Management Practices for Golden-winged Warbler Habitats in the Great Lakes Region. 2nd Edition. www.gwwa.org.
Supplemental Habitat Inserts:
Golden-winged Warbler Habitat: Best Management Practices for Forestlands in Maryland and Pennsylvania
This BMP presents management prescriptions to forest managers interested in providing breeding habitat for Golden-winged Warblers through management actions associated with timber harvesting in Maryland and Pennsylvania. This document is intended for use by state and private foresters, biologists, and other land managers.
Bakermans, M. H., J. L. Larkin, B. W. Smith, T. M. Fearer, and B. C. Jones. 2011. Golden-winged Warbler Habitat Best Management Practices for Forestlands in Maryland and Pennsylvania. American Bird Conservancy. The Plains, Virginia. 26 pp.
Integrated Management Guidelines
for American Woodcock and Golden-winged Warbler
in the Appalachian Region
This document aims to help land managers and natural resource professionals determine if there are American Woodcock, Golden-winged Warbler, or both on their land, and how they can manage for both species at the same time.
Bakermans, M. H., J. L. Larkin, B. W. Smith, T. M. Fearer, B. C. Jones, and S. J. Williamson. 2012. Integrated Management Guidelines for American Woodcock and Golden-winged Warbler in the Appalachian Region. American Bird Conservancy. The Plains, Virginia. 32 pp..
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Central Appalachia Business Plan
“The NFWF business plan provides a concise blueprint of the strategies and resources required to achieve the desired conservation outcomes. The strategies discussed in this plan do not represent solely the foundation’s view of the actions necessary to achieve the identified conservation goals, but instead reflect the view of the many federal, state, academic and organizational experts that consulted during plan development. This plan is not meant to duplicate ongoing efforts but rather to invest in areas where gaps might exist so as to support the efforts of the larger conservation community”
– National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
For more information, please visit The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website. www.nfwf.org