Saturday, July 10
9:30 AM– 12:30 PM
An ESTA is an Ecologically Sensitive Treatment Area and once identified managed differently in a Current Use Plan. We will visit an ESTA on Vermont Coverts Cooperator Bob Lloyd’s property with ecologist Kathy Doyle. Bob will explain the unique ownership of this land and the conservation and management strategies the collective owners have implemented. Kathy will guide us on the hike where we will enjoy the flora of the rich Northern Hardwood Forest, explore a vernal pool at about 2100 feet and visit the Montane Yellow Birch – Red Spruce Forest, an uncommon natural community recently designated as an ESTA. The terrain is steep with an elevation gain of 550 feet. Proper footwear should be worn and long pants. Please bring a water bottle for the hike. Bring a lunch and we can have a picnic when we return to the parking area. For more information and directions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.