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Securing Generational Entitlement: Which
Pennsylvania species are in greatest need of
conservation? What habitat types do they
depend on and what is the condition of those
habitats? What threats are facing these species and
what actions do we need to take to prevent or reverse
population declines? These are a few of the core questions the Game Commission, Fish & Boat Commission,
statewide partners and the public considered as we updated
Pennsylvania's Wildlife Action Plan in fall 2015. Required
by 2001 federal legislation that created the State & Tribal
Wildlife Grants Program, State Wildlife Action Plans aim to prevent species
from becoming endangered. It is less expensive and better for wildlife to address
stressors proactively before a population gets so low that it requires protection
as a state endangered species or through the federal Endangered Species Act.
Each state and U.S. territory submits a comprehensive plan to the U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service at least every 10 years to access State & Tribal Wildlife Grants
Program funds. Since approval of the first Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan
in 2006, the Game Commission has supported more than 60 projects to better
understand bird and mammal distributions, develop best-management practices,
and advance strategies to combat emerging issues like white-nose syndrome in
bats. This updated Wildlife Action Plan, expiring in 2025, reflects the latest science and needs for 664 species, including 90 birds and 19 mammals. As Scott
Weidensaul, naturalist and author, wrote in the updated plan's foreword, "In the
end, the 2015-2025 State Wildlife Action Plan is a declaration - an affirmation
that each of these wild creatures is an important part of a vivid, vibrant Penn's
Woods, and the birthright of every Pennsylvanian." Explore the new Wildlife
Action Plan on the Game Commission website.
- Cathy Haffner, Wildlife Diversity Conservation Planning Coordinator
Partnering for Golden-Wings: The beautiful, small songbird called the goldenwinged warbler is one of the most rapidly declining birds in North America. The
Game Commission and its partners are committed to conserving this species in
our state. We are working with a network of partners, including American Bird
Conservancy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources, National Resource Conservation Service and Cornell
Laboratory of Ornithology to monitor and manage for this species and its cohorts.
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