Bottomland hardwood forests are river swamps. They are found along rivers and streams of the southeast and south central United States, generally in broad floodplains. These ecosystems are commonly found wherever streams or rivers at least occasionally cause flooding beyond their channel confines. They are deciduous forested wetlands, made up of different species of Gum and Oak and Bald Cypress, which have the ability to survive in areas that are either seasonally flooded or covered with water much of the year. Identifying features of these wetland systems are the fluted or flaring trunks that develop in several species, and the presence of knees, or aerial roots.
Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Conservation InitiativeAtlantic Flyway shorebird species have experienced declines of between 50 percent and 90 percent within the last three decades, an alarming trend that requires the continuation of current conservation actions and an immediate response for additional efforts. The Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Conservation Business Strategy is an unprecedented endeavor to implement conservation for shorebirds across the [...]
Building and Strengthening International Partnerships in Shorebird ConservationFor the second winter Craig Watson, ACJV Assistant Coordinator and Caleb Spiegel USFWS Region 5 Division of Migratory Birds, coordinated and carried out extensive surveys for Piping Plover and other shorebirds in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Craig and Caleb partnered with TCI Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, the Royal Society for [...]