Submitted by Peter J. LaBelle
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will host a presentation on Cavendish Wildlife Corridors by Forrest Hammond of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department on Thursday, February 3rd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Cavendish Town Offices, 126 High Street, Cavendish.
Mr. Hammond is Project Leader at the Fish and Wildlife Department for wild turkey and black bears and he will target his presentation to specific wildlife corridors in our area.
Corridor habitat is land that links larger areas of habitat within a landscape allowing for the movement, migration and dispersion of animals. Corridors are especially important for wide ranging animals such as bobcats, otters, bears and owls, but are also important for small creatures such as the spotted salamander. Creation and protection of corridor habitat reduces the negative impact of habitat fragmentation and population isolation.
Whether you are a hunter, a developer, a wildlife enthusiast or just plain interested in the animals that live in our woods, fields and waterways, this is sure to be an educational evening that will help you understand the principles of maintaining a healthy and diverse environment. All persons are invited and refreshments and home-made cookies will be served. For more information please call Robin Timko at 802-226-7736.