Kirtland’s warbler was first described by Dr. Jared Kirtland of Ohio in the mid 1800’s. This warbler only nests in jack pine forests of a very specific age and size. This habitat was historically created by wildfire and through our policy efforts promoting recreation, agriculture, industry, and now “open for business”, this specific habitat has been severely compromised leading to the demise of this species in Wisconsin and it’s subsequent impending extinction.