• ProjectsGrasslandsNew England Grassland AmbassadorsManagement Resources

    Interested in managing your hayfields or grassland property for grassland birds? Here are some resources to help you do just that. If you would like a site visit from our Landowner Outreach Technician to go over management options for your property, please contact us at .

    VCE Grasslands workshop

    Cathryn Abbott (Vermont Center for Ecostudies) and Jim Kennedy (Landscape Architect/Wetlands Scientist) assess vegetation structure on a farm in Vermont.

    2020 Bobolink Nesting Calendar (pdf, 368 KB) 
    2020 Calendar of stages of Bobolink nesting season.

    Grassland Bird Identification Sheet (pdf, 1 MB) 
    A quick reference guide to the Grassland Ambassadors focal species.

    Grassland Bird Conservation in New England (pdf, 5.8 MB) 
    Brochure detailing management practices and resources to protect and support nesting grassland birds in New England.

    NRCS Grassland Bird Info Sheet (pdf, 160 KB) 
    Background info on grassland birds, grassland bird habitat, and management for grassland birds. Publication courtesy of Vermont NRCS.

    UNH Extension Yellow Rattle Info Sheet (pdf, 517 KB) 
    Background info on a grassland invasive plant new to Vermont. Invasives, like Yellow Rattle, present a problem for grassland nesting birds as well as for hay quality. Learn how to monitor, prevent, and address a Yellow Rattle invasion. Publication courtesy of UNH Extension.

    TNC Vermont Wild Chervil Invasive Fact Sheet (pdf, 2.4 MB) 
    Background info on a grassland invasive plant found in Vermont. Invasives, like Wild Chervil, present a problem for grassland nesting birds as well as for hay quality. Learn how to monitor, prevent, and address a Wild Chervil invasion. Publication courtesy of The Nature Conservancy Vermont.

     

    All About Birds Species Profiles and Audio:

    Bobolink

    Savannah Sparrow

    Eastern Meadowlark