We’re excited to announce that the Green Mountain National Forest’s Early Successional Habitat Creation Project (ESHCP) is ready to move ahead in 2022, and RGS & AWS is asking for your support.
Spanning nearly 14,270 acres, the 15 year ESHC project will greatly enhance grouse and woodcock habitat, improve overall forest health & resilience, and work toward balanced forest conditions that can help bring grouse, woodcock and dozens of other bird and wildlife species back from the brink.
After completing its Supplemental Information Review (SIR) of the project this winter, the USFS Green Mountain National Forest is ready to proceed with three (below) timber sales within the ESHCP boundaries as follows: West River – located in the northeastern portion of the project area west of VT Route 155 in the Towns of Mount Holly and WestonSouth Fork – located south of Kelley Stand Road in the Town of Sunderland Weston Priory – located west of VT Route 155 near the intersection of TH-13 (Priory Hill Road) and TH-11 (Old County Road) in the Town of Weston.
A public meeting is to be held June 8, 2022 from 6:30PM-8PM to provide information regarding the aforementioned planned timber sales under the ESHC project, and to seek public input to help ensure that project objectives are being met.RGS & AWS strongly supports the ESHC project, and the positive impact it will have for our public lands and forests in Vermont.
How can you help? Please join the virtual public meeting and voice your support for this project. To attend, please use the provided link: TEAMS Meeting Access OR use the call-in number (audio only) at (202) 650-0123. Phone Conference ID: 990 282 794#.For more information regarding the ESHC project, please contact Jay Strand, at USDA Forest Service, 99 Ranger Road, Rochester, Vermont, 05767 (mail); firstname.lastname@example.org (email); or call Jay directly at 802-767-4261, x5522 (phone).