Clifftops closed to protect nesting falcons

Clifftops closed to protect nesting falcons

Hikers seeking higher ground should be aware that some clifftops and overlooks have been closed to human visitors temporarily to protect spots where peregrine falcons are nesting. State wildlife officials have posted a dozen locations from Bolton to Fairlee where the majestic birds are raising their young. “Peregrine nesting is well underway this spring,” said… Read More »

Prevent ash borer infestation: Don’t move firewood for campsites

Motorists in the areas of Plainfield, Groton, Calais, Williamstown, Washington, and Barre may notice new flashing road signs reading “Don’t move ash firewood beyond this point.” The signs are part of an inter-agency partnership between the Agency of Transportation, the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets to… Read More »

Still time to sign up tweens and teens for outdoor summer opportunities

Two programs, sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and University of Vermont Extension 4-H, offer opportunities for young people to make friends, learn outdoor skills and have fun. Green Mountain Conservation Camps and Natural Resources Management Academy have a few openings remaining for youth interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, wildlife and orienteering. Green… Read More »

A run for their lives

A run for their lives

VT Fish & Wildlife photo by Tom Rogers One of Vermont’s premier wildlife-watching opportunities is happening right now as steelhead rainbow trout migrate upstream providing a spectacular display of determination as they battle springtime currents and even leap waterfalls to reach their spawning grounds. Above, a rainbow trout leaps in the Willoughby River outside Orleans village, the best… Read More »