Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple Project receives grant, featured on WCAX+

on Apr 2, 2019 4:02:00 PM

Spring is sugaring season in Vermont and this year that means Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple project seems to be in the news everywhere.

"Bird-friendly maple certification catches on with producers" was the lead on CBS-affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3 News on April 2nd. Adam Sullivan talked with long-time maple producers in the Buck family as well as Steve Hagenbuch, manager of the BFM program, about their partnership to protect the sugarbush as a habitat for birds while producing award-winning maple syrup. Civil Eats and the Addison County Independent also covered the increase in the maple producers and sugarbush acreage involved in the Bird-Friendly Maple program.

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Topics: Clients, Audubon Vermont

'Sugaring sweet for the birds' in St. Albans Messenger

on Jun 2, 2017 8:57:15 AM

Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger tells the story of local maple sugar maker Branon Family Maple Orchards in Fairfield, to illustrate how integrating bird conservation practices into their forest management plans helps to protect birds and their habitats.

Elaine interviewed Cecile Branon and Audubon Vermont conservation biologist Steve Hagenbuch for an original and detailed piece that explains how the project works and its benefits as well as any we've seen. Education on bird-friendly habitat and recognizing participating maple producers are both goals of Audubon Vermont -- a win-win for people, business and the birds!

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Clients, Audubon Vermont