On Saturday 3/16, Chittenden County Forester Ethan will lead a public walk of an active timber sale that has taken place on the Preston Pond Conservation Area (PPCA), a conserved town forest in Bolton, over the last two winters. This project was marked and supervised by Ethan and cut by Bolton logger Kyle Pratt, with a proportion of the firewood going to Bolton residents. The purpose of this forest management is to increase forest health, concentrate growth on the highest quality trees in the forest, and to encourage the growth of a more diverse, complex forest with improved habitat for wildlife, all while demonstrating responsible active forest management in an open, transparent and inclusive way. This walk will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 on 3/16. Please meet at the log landing, across from 3097 Stage Road in West Bolton (Jericho on Google Maps).
Please note that this walk involves a substantial uphill walk, potentially in snow and ice. For those who are uncomfortable with such this, the walk at the Hinesburg Town Forest on 3/17 may be a better fit.