WHIP — It good for shrubland wildlife

The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a federal Agriculture Department initiative that shares costs with landowners for improving habitat, particularly for wildlife species in decline. A July 6, 2010, article in the Burlington, Vt., Free Press relates how WHIP and Audubon Vermont have contributed to the development of shrubland for species such as the American Woodcock, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, Willow Flycatcher, Golden-Winged Warbler, Blue-Winged Warbler, Field Sparrow, and Baltimore Oriole. Read more here.

Golden-Winged Warbler, picasa/Christian Artuso; Eastern Towhee, flickr/UncleBucko

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