Early successional restoration and management practices in priority areas as defined in Kentucky’s Wildlife Action Plan

Project Description

This project has initiated self-sufficient Habitat Management Teams that focus on early successional restoration and management practices in priority conservation areas as defined in Kentucky’s Wildlife Action Plan.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: No
County: Livingston County, KY; Marshall County, KY
Project Size:
  • 30.0 acres
  • 41.22 miles

Project Sites

  • 4 County Work Area (Not publicly accessible)
  • Livingston County Focus Area (Not publicly accessible)

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Public Benefit
  • Conservation Mission

Primary Goals:

  • Continue to do management work at a reasonable cost on primarily private lands, related to early natural succession habitat management and restoration.
    Progress: Habitat team continues to complete management activities (prescribed burning, native grass and forb establishment, strip discing, invasive species control, edge-feathering and ephemeral pools).

Consistent With Plans:

  • Habitat Conservation Plan
  • Species Recovery Plan
  • Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Plan
  • Conservation Plan
  • State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted Habitats:

  • Shrublands and Grasslands
    • Grasslands

Targeted Species:

  • Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa
  • Coal Skink Eumeces anthracinus
  • Dickcissel Spiza americana
  • Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus
  • Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
  • Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
  • Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  • Northern Crawfish Frog Rana areolata circulosa
  • Southeastern Five-lined Skink Eumeces inexpectatus
  • Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Other - Species conservation and management: Prescribed Burning Ongoing Management 2007 2010


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

Monitoring Activities
Point counts of breeding birds in Livingston County Focus Area. Monitoring is being corrdinated by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Ephemeral pool reptile and amphibian monitoring will also be done.

Lessons Learned and/or Suggestions for Similar Activities
Good partnerships and cooperative activities are necessary in making project a success. Landowners seem to appreciate the habitat work that is being completed on their property.

Any Additional Information About The Project
More management oriented activities like this needed to assist and complete work for private landowners and provide needed managment activities as defined in State Wildlife Action Plans.

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Wildlife Conservation Society

Managing Organization

Quail Unlimited
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

John Zimmer (KY Habitat Team Leader)
Quail Unlimited

General Information

Project #: 1782
Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Relations


Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Kentucky Nature Conservancy
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