Logo for Kickapoo Bird Habitat Initiative, Circular showing a woodpecker with a red head on a tree surrounded by the name.

Valley Stewardship Network, as part of the interagency Kickapoo Bird Habitat Initiative (KBHI), is honored to be the recipient of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership Grant for a project entitled “Bird Habitat Management for the Kickapoo-Wildcat Important Bird Area through Landowner Outreach and Public Lands Coordination.” The Kickapoo Bird Habitat Initiative will work to connect and improve bird habitat within and around the 54,000 acre Kickapoo-Wildcat Important Bird Area by coordinating management plans on public lands, providing public outreach highlighting the importance of our area for migratory and resident birds, and connecting landowners with land management recommendations and resources for bird habitat connectivity and enhancement. The Kickapoo Bird Habitat initiative, coordinated by Valley Stewardship Network, represents the Ho-Chunk Nation, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource, and local bird experts Barbara Duerksen, Eric Epstein, and Paul Hayes.

Bobolink sitting on post

Bobolink photo by Harry Peterson.

For more information about the Kickapoo Bird Habitat Initiative, visit kickapoobirdhabitatinitiative.com.