State of the Birds Report on Private Lands
The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) recently published the 2013 State of the Birds Report on Private Lands. The report is the nation’s first review of bird distribution and conservation opportunities on private lands, highlighting the contributions made by landowners across our nation who are exemplary stewards of habitat for birds, as well as clean air and water.
Private lands conservation takes many forms, such as incentives from government programs, technical assistance from university extension services, and easements brokered by nonprofit groups. Roughly 60% of land area in the United States (1.43 billion acres) is privately owned by millions of individuals, families, organizations, and corporations, including 2 million ranchers and farmers and about 10 million woodland owners.
Here is a direct link to the report: http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2013%20State%20of%20the%20Birds_low-res.pdf
Here is the link to previous reports: http://www.stateofthebirds.org/