The Catamount Community Center in Williston is moving forward with habitat management efforts at the Catamount Community Forest. The Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation, US Fish and Wildlife Partners for Wildlife Program, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, and Audubon Vermont are partnering on the recently approved management plan.
Work will be undertaken this winter to create additional young forest and shrub habitat for birds like Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers, American Woodcocks, and Prairie Warblers. This work will include removal of invasive species and management of some forest blocks.
Audubon Vermont will be conducting bird surveys in cooperation with the Green Mountain Audubon Society to better understand bird response to the management actions.
How can I learn more?
For additional information about the project see Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper's update on the project: click here
You can learn more about this exciting project by exploring the interactive story map below, or here: https://arcg.is/mfyWG
You can also watch a recorded webinar on the project from this spring here: https://youtu.be/yg-lUANvPRk
To be kept informed of opportunities to learn more about this and other projects, sign up for the Chittenden County Forester’s email list, here: click here