Habitat Management for Birds in Idaho
In Idaho, no wildlife habitat type is more important to more bird species than riparian habitat. That is why Idaho Partners in Flight compiled these habitat management recommendations. Idaho Partners in Flight is a coalition of federal and state agencies, the forest products industry, private citizens, and nongovernmental groups. We are part of a hemispheric effort to conserve bird populations.
These recommendations have a single purpose-to maintain or restore structurally diverse, healthy native plant communities for the benefit of birds and other wildlife, If you manage land, perhaps as a private landowner or as a member of a land trust or government agency, you have one or multiple goals for that land. Your main goal may be to raise a crop, produce beef or timber for market, provide wildlife habitat, or extract mineral deposits.
Whatever your main goal, we invite you to use the recommendations in this document to help you meet that goal while still providing quality riparian habitat for birds.
These are only recommendations, based on our best current knowledge about birds and how they use their
habitat. These should not be used or viewed as regulations or policies.