In 2016, PVAS began a campaign to protect Chimney Swift habitat on the Shepherd University campus, when concerned community members learned that one of the West Virginia’s largest Chimney Swift roosting sites, Sara Cree Hall, was set for deconstruction. Upon raising awareness and reaching out to local stakeholders, PVAS has committed to ensuring Chimney Swifts will continue to have roosting habitat on the Shepherd University campus.
PVAS is now working to “RAISE THE ROOST” and build a new roosting structure near the storm water retention area and Dunlop Hall on University Avenue. The area will have abundant food availability and will not be developed in the future.
If you are interested to learn more, get involved and support the “RAISE THE ROOST” project please contact our Land and Conservation Manager, Katelyn “KC” Walters (Katelyn@PotomacAudubon.org).