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Forestry, Birds and Recreation at the Hinesburg Town Forest
September 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration not necessary. Just meet at the trailhead at 1o a.m. on Sept 19.
September 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
Meet at Hayden Hill Road East Trailhead, Hinesburg Town Forest, Hinesburg, VT
Join Fellowship of the Wheel, Audubon Vermont, and the Chittenden County Forester for a free, public walk and discussion of forest management, recreation, and forest bird conservation on the site of an upcoming forest management project at the Hinesburg Town Forest.
From warblers and thrushes to vireos and flycatchers, Vermont provides summer breeding habitat for some of the greatest diversity of neotropical migratory songbirds found anywhere in the lower 48 states. Many of these species are at risk due to loss of suitable habitat, forest fragmentation, introduced species, incompatible forest management, and climate change. Bird conservation in the 21st century requires a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach.
Over the past decade Audubon Vermont has been working closely with landowners, foresters, maple syrup producers, legislators, and others to raise awareness of the important role our state’s forests play in hemispheric bird conservation. At this event, Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon’s senior conservation biologist and forester, will help us assess current forest habitat conditions and consider opportunities for future management. Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, will also discuss forests, forest management, and how the management of the Hinesburg Town Forest will be done with both forest birds and recreation in mind.