The Alliance for Vermont Communities in partnership with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies are glad to offer a series of hikes led by local naturalists in the Ashley Community Forest, a beautiful 218-acre wooded area which straddles the Sharon and Strafford boundary.
This land has been purchased thanks to generous donors, the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and will be conserved for generations to come. The Alliance for Vermont Communities plans to give the land to both towns to be used as a community resource for recreation, wildlife, historic preservation, timber, and scenic beauty.
Conservation Commission members from Strafford and Sharon are working together with Alliance members and the Vermont Land Trust to prepare for common ownership by the towns, including development of a management plan. Public input will be important in drafting the plan.
The walks are free! But space is limited. Please register by contacting Michael Sacca at 802.889.3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions will be provided upon registration.
Ashley Outings Schedule:
May 11 – Birds: 7:30am-9:30am, Dick Rubin (Birder) Learn More
May 18 – Naturalist Walk: 7:30am-9:30am, Kathy Thompson & Mike Hebb (Naturalists) Learn More
May 19 – Naturalist Walk: 7:30am-10:30am, Tii McLane & Kyle Jones (Naturalists) Learn More
May 25 – Birds: 4:00-6:00pm, Nathanial Sharp (Vermont Center for Ecostudies) Learn More
June 1 – Birds: 6:00-8:00am, Steve Faccio (Vermont Center for Ecostudies) Learn More
June 8 – Cellar Holes and Stone Walls: 9:00am-11:00am, Paul Kristensen Learn More
June 15 – Reading the Forested Landscape: 9:00am-11:00am, David Paganelli (Orange County Forester) Learn More
June 16 – Ferns: 9:00am-11:00am, Tii McLane (Naturalist) Learn More
June 21,22 – Using iNaturalist: June 21, 7:00-8:30pm & June 22, 9:00-11:00am
Nathanial Sharp (Vermont Center for Ecostudies) Learn More
July 13 – Forest Succession and Forest Management: 9:00am-12:00am, AJ Follensbee (Windsor County Forester) Learn More