A focus of Kirtland's warbler conservation is their dependency on young jack pines. Photo: Joel Trick, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Kirtland’s warbler grant boosts effort to end endangerment

State workers and environmental groups will use a federal grant to help get the Kirtland’s warbler off the list of endangered species.

The $171,000 grant will go toward a range of activities in Northeast Michigan, including the planting of two million jack pine seedlings, which are the only habitat the bird can nest in.