The department is hosting a series of FREE guided wildlife walks on select state wildlife management areas (WMAs) and elsewhere around 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 sign up early!
Snake Mountain Plant Walk
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Mountain Road Parking lot in Addison, 2514 Mountain Road, Addison, VT 05491 | map
Join Aaron Marcus, VT Fish and Wildlife Assistant Botanist, for a walk on the Snake Mountain WMA. While participating in this guided walk, you will learn about and identify the local flora of the area. This island of upland forested habitat hosts a diversity of interesting plants. Come prepared to walk through woody area with potential for ticks.
Game Species Habitat Improvement Demonstration Tour
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Birdseye Wildlife Management Area, Poultney, VT | map (meeting at the snowplow turnaround at the end of Birdseye Road)
Join staff from VT Fish & Wildlife and National Wild Turkey Federation on a tour to view and discuss various habitat projects implemented to improve habitat for game species like deer, bear, turkey, and other wildlife.
The group will walk through large patch cuts, a prescribed burn area, released apple trees, and other recently completed habitat projects. Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear. We encourage you to bring water, a journal for notes, and a desire to learn more about improving habitat for wildlife.
Invasive Plant Identification and Control Methods Walk
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 493 West Road in Sandgate, VT 05250 | map
Join Soil Conservationist Olivia Carlson of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Habitat Biologist Travis Hart of Vermont Fish and Wildlife to walk through untreated and treated areas of invasive plants to identify these invaders and discuss control methods.
Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear. We encourage you to bring water, a journal for notes, as well as an eagerness to learn about how to control invasive plants on your property.