The Bethel Citizen

Shaping your woods for wildlife topic of webinar

Apr. 08, 2021

BETHEL — Learn why Western Maine is of global importance to fish and wildlife and how family woodland owners can help add habitat using forestry as a tool. Join Mahoosuc Land Trust and Christine Parrish of the New England Forestry Foundation for an informative webinar at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22. This introductory talk via Zoom will provide some insights to woodland-owners who cut firewood or are considering harvesting and want to enhance wildlife habitat and increase the climate value of their woods at the same time.

Christine Parrish will provide a birds-eye view of Western Maine’s unique wildlife habitat. Examples will show how NEFF is working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) to use precision forestry as a tool to benefit wildlife in non-commercial woodlands — including at the Mahoosuc Land Trust McCoy-Chapman Forest. A question and answer session will follow, and reference materials will be available to attendees.

Parrish will lead a field trip from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, for those who attend the Thursday night talk.

Space is limited, to register, contact the MLT office at [email protected] or 207-824-3806, ext. 2.