Forest service to close cliffs for peregrine falcons

Forest Service officials in Vermont will continue with seasonal closures at two prominent cliff sites on the Green Mountain National Forest’s Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts. These areas will be temporarily closed in order to prevent disturbance to critical nesting habitat. Peregrine falcon populations suffered declines due to the use of DDT in the 1940s… Read More »

Remove bird feeders to deter bears

Remove bird feeders to deter bears

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders by April 1 to avoid attracting bears. “Many bears went into their winter dens in poorer than normal condition due to… Read More »

Managing wildlife by the numbers in New Hampshire

Managing wildlife by the numbers in New Hampshire

By BRETT AMY THELEN Forty years ago, amid the surge of legislation that accompanied the rise of the modern environmental movement, New Hampshire passed its first Endangered Species Conservation Act. The goal was to protect wildlife facing extinction in the Granite State. There was just one problem: they had no list of exactly which species… Read More »

Public walk showcases forest management

Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper leads a public walk Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., in regard to active forest management and the Hinesburg Town Forest. This timber sale is cut by Hinesburg logger Tim Brown and is supervised and marked by Tapper. The operation will continue through next winter. According to Tapper,… Read More »