Sponsored by the Appalachian Habitat Association (AHA) You’re Donations at Work
Since its inception in 2018, the Appalachian Habitat Association (AHA) has supported projects with the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) in all the counties within our service area.
In Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Highland, and Rockbridge Counties, we have provided maintenance on over 300 acres of public land, including prescribed burns on over 600 acres.
Since 2019 the AHA has awarded 13 scholarships totaling $28,000.00 in awards.
In 2020-21 we performed habitat work in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Highland, and Rockbridge counties totaling $38,972.00. Projects funded include controlled burns, maintaining wildlife clearings, seeding, applying lime and fertilizer to wildlife clearings, and invasive species control.
Since 2018 have purchased a Seed Drill and Two Bush Hogs at a cost of $150,000.00. This past year we purchased a Pivoting Bush Hog at the cost of $8,424.00 to be used by the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). This equipment will be used to plant and maintain wildlife clearings and keep access roads open.
We have provided funds for instructors to receive hunter safety education and certification courses at a cost of $720.00.
Total acres impacted: 3,302
Total Dollars spent: $226,116.00 in six Counties from 2018 – 2021.
Some Projects Performed in Cooperation With the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and the Virginia Deer Hunters Association
Some Projects Done in Cooperation with the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Virginia Deer Hunters Association.