Ascutney Management Unit Public Meeting Scheduled

VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS & RECREATION

FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

ASCUTNEY MANAGEMENT UNIT

PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 6:30-8:30 PM

Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney, VT

A Long Range Management Plan (LRMP) has been prepared for five parcels of state land known as the Ascutney Management Unit (AMU), and the Departments of Forests, Parks and Recreation and Fish & Wildlife would like your input regarding the plan. The AMU includes Little Ascutney Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Ascutney State Park, Skitchewaug Wildlife Management Area, Weathersfield Wildlife Management Area, and Wilgus State Park, and comprises 4,378 acres in the towns of Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. The LRMP will guide management on the parcel for the next 25 years and schedules numerous recreation, habitat, and forest management projects.

A short slide show will be presented outlining the existing resources and proposed future management of the parcels. The meeting will then be open for public comment and input which will be recorded.

A copy of the draft plan can be found at the VT FPR website:       fpr.vermont.gov/state_lands/management_planning/documents/district_pages/district_1/ascutney_mu

The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Martin Memorial Hall at the Weathersfield Town Office on 5259 Route 5 in Ascutney, Vermont.  

For more information contact Tim Morton, Stewardship Forester at (802) 777-6899 or tim.morton@vermont.gov