On this week's show, we'll speak to Audubon Society's Suzanne Treyger about the state of birds and their habitats in New York State. Audubon is helping to create "Harvests for Habitat", a program targeted toward forest owners, loggers, and foresters within a portion of the NYC watershed that improves bird habitat.
Suzanne is Audubon's Forest Program Manager and promotes sustainable forestry practices on private and public land by providing outreach and technical assistance to landowners and land managers. This is a part of Audubon's effort to improve forest habitat along the Atlantic Flyway for focal bird species in decline.
Prior to joining Audubon New York, Suzanne worked for YardMap, a citizen science project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Suzanne was also the Stewardship Project Coordinator for New Jersey Audubon, where she managed public and private lands to enhance and restore habitat for species of conservation concern. She has also worked for the Smithsonian Institution and the New Hampshire Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.
A native of central New York, Suzanne has a BS in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire and an MS from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Forest and Natural Resources Management, where her research focused on invasive species management issues on private lands in the Adirondack State Park. Suzanne enjoys being outdoors alongside her husband, daughter, and dog