Audubon Vermont is pleased to announce three new maple syrup producers have recently joined the ranks of the Bird-Friendly Maple Project, with an additional six more sugarmakers anticipated to join by the end of the year.
These sugarmakers have all made the commitment to include bird habitat into the stewardship objectives for their sugarbushes. Their maple products can now carry the Bird-Friendly label. This lets consumers know that their sugarbush is being managed to increase the habitat value to birds such as Black-throated Blue Warbler, Wood Thrush, and Scarlet Tanager.
Audubon Vermont’s Steve Hagenbuch says “the Bird-Friendly Maple Project is a great way to promote the importance of the working landscape to bird conservation. Not only can participation in the project provide a market advantage to the maple producers, it also ensures high-quality bird nesting habitat will be created or maintained in the forest.”
For a complete list of maple producers participating in the Bird-Friendly Maple Project visit http://vt.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-maple-sugarmakers
To learn more about the Bird-Friendly Maple Project explore: http://vt.audubon.org/maple