U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area

Project Description

This Demonstration Area represents the only prescribed fire used at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area (KWWMA). This nearly 80-acre prescribed fire in Oscoda Co., Michigan occurred during the 1992 field season and was the result of cooperative effort between the Michigan DNR and the staff of Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The site demonstrates the difference between patterns of fire in jack pine forests and the patterns of plantations made for Kirtland's Warbler habitat (surrounding area, figure below).

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Oscoda County, MI
Project Size:
  • 80.19 acres

Project Sites

  • USFWS-Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Mgt Area

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
    Jack Pine Ecosystem Management, Endangered Species

Consistent With Plans:

  • Federal Land Management Plan
    KWWMA Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)

Targeted Habitats:

  • Forests and Woodlands
    • Conifer Forests
      • Laurentian Jack Pine-Red Pine Forest

Targeted Species:

  • Kirtland's Warbler Dendroica kirtlandii

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Conduct prescribed burns Completed 1992 1992
Other - Monitoring: Conduct Ecological Studies Ongoing Management 1992 2012


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes

Monitoring Activities
Warbler singing male counts are conducted each year

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Lake States Fire Science

Managing Organization

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
(Federal Government)

Contact Information

R. Gregory Corace III, Ph.D (Forester (Ecologist)
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

General Information

Project #: 100773
Last Updated: April 11, 2012

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