The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is amending its Long Range Management Plan for the state-owned 1,272-acre Knapp Brook Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Cavendish and Reading to incorporate a new section of the WMA.
The new section includes two parcels of land added to the WMA with the assistance of the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.
A public listening session to present the addendum to the public and solicit feedback will be held as part of the regular Cavendish Selectboard meeting for Monday, May 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cavendish Town Office building at 37 High Street in Cavendish.
Vermontís state-owned WMAs are managed by the Fish & Wildlife Department to help conserve fish, wildlife and their habitats while providing people with opportunities for fish and wildlife-based recreation. There are 89 WMAís totaling more than 133,000 acres throughout Vermont.
All WMAs are open to hunting, trapping, fishing, wildlife viewing and other wildlife-related outdoor activities.
Management and administration of all WMAs is primarily funded through the sale of hunting and trapping licenses, and from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson) Fund, in which excise taxes are paid on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment.
For more information, contact Stewardship Forester Tim Morton at (802) 885-8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Tim Morton (802) 885-8825