Sunday, September 19
10 AM – 12 PM
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.
This will be an in-person event and will require uphill walking over uneven surfaces. To join us, meet at the Hayden Hill East trailhead at 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 19. Please bring your questions about forest management, birds, recreation, the interaction between them, and anything else you need to be prepared for weather and trail conditions.