Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m.—CASTLETON—The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and its partners will celebrate the conservation of nearly 3,000 acres at Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) May 6, 1-5 p.m. The celebration will begin at the Education Center at Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, with presentations on the incredible value of these lands for wildlife and outdoor recreation, and will conclude with easy walks to tour the newly conserved property.
The event is rain or shine, free and open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees should bring comfortable shoes for walking, sun protection, and water.
The conserved lands are in the towns of Ira and Poultney. This addition brings the total of publicly conserved land at Bird Mountain WMA to more than 3,600 acres. This is the largest addition to a Vermont wildlife management area in 15 years, and includes Bird’s Eye mountain, a well-known nesting site and habitat for peregrine falcons.