Coming together to increase forest acreage
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MANCHESTER– The US Forest Service is hosting a public meeting for anyone interested in learning about the proposed “Early Successional Habitat Creation Project.” The goal of the project is to increase the acreage of early successional habitat, or young forest, in the Manchester ranger district of the Green Mountain National Forest through commercial timber harvests. The meeting is scheduled for March 26 from 4 to 6 pm at the Manchester Community Library.

The proposed project includes activities that will improve habitat for neotropical migrant songbirds and other wildlife species that require early successional habitats. The project will lead to an increase in the acreage of the regenerating age class (0 to 9 years old) of vegetation, which is a key objective of the forest plan. Proposed project activities would create a series of temporary openings in locations throughout the Manchester ranger district.

Forest service staff will begin the meeting with a brief introduction about the project followed by an opportunity for the public to ask questions, provide input or raise concerns.

For more information call Brett Hillman at (802) 362-2307, ext. 7217, or email bretthillman@fs.fed.us.
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