Vermont -(Ammoland.com)- A wildlife management area in southern Vermont recently underwent a major expansion, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
The Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area located in Grafton and Athens has nearly doubled in size, adding 460 acres to bring the property total more than 1,000 acres. The wildlife management area contains numerous beaver-influenced wetlands providing vital habitat for the federally endangered Northeastern bulrush, as well as amphibians, turtles, and waterfowl.
“We’d like to thank the landowners, Susan and Peter Sheehan, and Vance Dewitt, for partnering with us to advance Vermont’s conservation legacy,” said Louis Porter, commissioner for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “These lands will always remain wild places where people can connect with wildlife. Permanently protecting habitat like this is the absolute best way we can ensure that today’s species will still be around for our grandchildren to enjoy.”
“The residents of Athens have also been a great partner and we appreciate their tremendous support for this project,” added Porter.
The newly acquired lands are all located in the town of Athens. They contain hardwood forests with …Read the Rest