Reversing Forest Fragmentation

Forest fragmentation occurs when large forests break into smaller tracts due to separation by smaller, non-forested land. The Forest Interior Dwelling Species of birds (FIDS) in Maryland require large forest areas to sustain viable breeding populations. Forest fragmentation therefore poses a threat to the existence of many FIDS in the state of Maryland.

Project Objective #1
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Increase forest habitat for FIDS by starting a forest corridor to combine tracts currently separated by more than 800 feet of field.

Project Objective # 2
Provide project leadership and educate the public about environmental problems associated with forest fragmentation.

Listen to Josh Stone talk about reversing forest fragmentation.

Listen to Josh Stone talk about raising money for this project.

Listen to Josh Stone talk about his results of his project.


This material is provided only to give you a sense of the type and scope of project needed to qualify for the Hornaday Award. You are expected to research and conceive your own original projects for consideration by the award committee.