The Bicknell’s Thrush in its summer habitat- what is the major threat?
Deforestation or anything that fragments the forest, don’t forget,
These birds like a dense, damp, spruce fir forest at a high elevation,
Humans also like to visit these mountain locations, for recreation
The White Mountain National Forest to six ski areas leases land,
This bird has a very restricted range as we have come to understand,
Their breeding territory could overlap with peaks at ski resorts
So, we must include environmental impact statements in our reports
Cannon, Wildcat, Loon, Attitash, Brettonwoods, Waterville Valley
Against acid precipitation, habitat loss and degradation, we must rally
We must have management plans as we monitor expansion of trails
The Forest Service is ultimately responsible for mitigation details
A balance of activities and uses on public lands is what we must seek
Wilderness, recreation, clean water, forest products, it’s all unique
Too much alteration of the mountain tops could be a problem
Wildlife habitat is a key objective about which we must be solemn.