Historical land use change & the wildlife of Vermont presentation

Kim Royar processing a cat. Photo provided.

RUTLAND, Vt. – Learn about the history of land use in what is now Vermont from the time of the Native Americans to present and about its effects on the state’s native wildlife populations. This informative presentation will be given by Kim Royar, a biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. She will discuss how human changes to the landscape influenced the wildlife that live in Vermont, particularly beaver, otter, coyote, bobcat, and wolf, etc. The presentation will be held at the USDA Forest Service Office Conference Room located at 231 North Main Street in Rutland, Vt. This event is free and family friendly.

Royar has worked for the department for 36 years in various roles including as a habitat biologist, furbearer biologist, Deputy Commissioner, and private lands biologist. She is passionate about maintaining Vermont’s beautiful landscape for both wildlife and future generations of people.

Registration is suggested. Register online at www.vermontwoodlands.org/workshops, email info@vermontwoodlands.org or call the VWA office at 802-747-7900.

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