Animals such as bear, moose and bobcat need large, undeveloped areas to survive. Vermont’s land links wildlife habitat between New York, New England, and Canada. Many people and groups are working hard to protect wildlife corridors so these animals can survive, and thrive. Join us as we explore these corridors and the threats facing animals. We’ll take a closer look at the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor in Waterbury and Stowe.
It’s summer in Jeffersonville, and the woodlands along the Brewster River are buzzing with cicadas. Children splash in the gorge below Vermont’s historic Grist Mill Covered Bridge. Visitors flock to the trails beyond, seeking shade and the chance to socialize, from a distance.
Wondering what we’ve been up to? The pandemic may have slowed some things down and halted others, but here at VLT we’ve been busy!
On a mid-summer morning Fred Pratt sat on his cabin’s front porch, high on a Duxbury hillside, listening to birdsong from the surrounding forest. “There’s a yellowthroat down there,” he said. “And there’s a catbird, and robins of course, and another warbler, maybe a chestnut-sided.”
111 acres of forestland were protected last month in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor, which lies between the Green Mountains and Worcester Range and serves as one of the most important wildlife regions in Vermont.