Watch logging in action in Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH — A Vergennes nonprofit is inviting the public to visit Lower Otter Wildlife Management Area to view an active timber harvest this week.
Vermont Coverts, in conjunction with the state departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forest Parks and Recreation, will host the workshop “From the Tailgate: Active Harvesting” on Thursday, Jan. 31, 1-3 p.m. at the wildlife area off Sand Road in Ferrisburgh.
Walk with biologist Dave Sausville and forester Matt Leonard as they showcase the different forest and habitat management techniques used to manage this property for wildlife. Participants will visit harvested areas and discuss the strategies used to achieve specific objectives and goals on the parcel. These same forest management practices are used to enhance habitat on private land.
Organizers of the workshop expect to see some of the logging equipment in action.
There will be an option to walk the area again in March and July to see the final results and the response of the habitat.
Bring your questions about forest and wildlife habitat management.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but appreciated. If you have a hard hat please bring it; there will be some hard hats on hand. 
For more information or directions, and to register, contact Lisa Sausville at 802-877-2777 or [email protected].

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