The department is hosting a series of FREE guided walks on select state wildlife management areas (WMAs) in northern, central, and southern Vermont. The walks are led by biologists and naturalists with decades of experience conserving Vermont’s wildlife and their habitats.
You're encouraged to bring snacks and water, and dress in footwear and clothing appropriate for walking slowly in the woods.
Space is limited and these events fill up quickly, so signup early!
Beaver Pond Wetland Walk
Date: Saturday, October 19 (rain date Sunday, 20)
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Kesick Swamp Wildlife Management Area, Sunderland, Vermont | Map (meeting at end of Hayden Rod)
Join biologists from Vermont Fish & Wildlife and the Vermont Land Trust to learn about this incredible series of wetlands and the recent conservation efforts at Kesick Swamp Wildlife Management Area. The group will explore the newly improved pedestrian access and learn about the work being done to enhance wildlife connectivity and protect significant wetlands. You’ll learn about the mix of private and public conservation in this diverse area while exploring a culturally rich area with some of the local people who helped protect it. The group will hike down to the beaver ponds where people might catch a glance at heron on the active heron rookery on the lands, walking through meadows and hardwood stands to get there. Conservationists have also caught sight of a bear on the property during recent visits!