Act 171: Selecting Forest Blocks & Habitat Connectors for Your Town Plan
Act 171 requires towns to identify and protect forest blocks and habitat connectors. But what exactly does that mean? And how do you figure out which blocks and connectors are most valuable to wildlife and your community? Join the Community Wildlife Program at Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to learn a step-by-step selection process. We'll explain the background science and help towns select areas to prioritize that meet Act 171 requirements and make sense for their community.
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish & Wildlife Department
Andy Wood, Conservation Planner, VT Fish & Wildlife Department