May 11, 2011
On Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. a press conference announcing positive natural resource news will be held at the Waterbury-Stowe Fish & Game Club on Route 100.
Representatives from the National Wildlife Federation, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Agency of Transportation will discuss a collaborative effort designed to conserve the unique Shutesville Hill wildlife crossing -- an important link for wildlife between the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range. It will also touch upon a set of recommendations for improving driver safety and the survivability of animals using the crossing.
The following speakers will be present:
1. Curtis Fisher of the National Wildlife Federation – will discuss the larger concepts of habitat connectivity in the Northeast.
2. Patrick Berry, Commissioner of VT Fish & Wildlife Dept. - will present the role of F&W in the project.
3. Sue Minter, Vtrans Deputy Secretary – will present AOT’s process for exploring these issues and adopting recommendations.
4. Jesse Mohr of Native Geographic – has conducted research specifically at the Shutesville crossing and has developed recommendations for making the crossing safer for wildlife and people.
The Waterbury-Stowe Fish & Game Club is located .5 mile north of the Green Mountain Club on Route 100 between Waterbury and Stowe.
Press contact is Matt Crawford at (802) 583-6069
Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 11, 2011 15:39:41