The Atlantic Northern Forest planning effort was initiated with a workshop in December 2002 in Rockland Maine hosted by the ACJV and Eastern Habitat Joint Venture. Representatives from the four provinces in Canada and five states worked together to develop a plan addressing species status, threats, population objectives, priority habitats, species/habitat suites, suggested actions for implementation, and a process to evaluate progress towards BCR goals.
Highest priority habitats include coastal areas (saltmarsh, rocky shore, mud flats, and islands), freshwater wetlands, and spruce-fir forest (especially high-elevation forests). The “Atlantic Northern Forest Blueprint” was completed in July, 2005 and is a “living” document; providing a means for linking concepts and detailed information and will be revised as bird conservation moves forward, information is gained, and progress on species conservation occurs. The goal of the BCR Plan is to foster implementation by providing a framework linking projects to conservation goals.
Full plan download
Focal area maps
BCR 14 Coordinator: Randy_Dettmers@fws.gov