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
|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.