Conservation and Trapping News

Presentation on furbearers and furbearer management
Mar 10, 2023 14:17 ET

BELLOWS FALLS — The Rockingham Library will be hosting Chris Bernier, a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, for a presentation on furbearers and furbearer management in Vermont at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.

Animals referred to as furbearers in the state include bobcat, coyote, beaver, fisher, gray and red fox, short and long-tailed weasel, American marten, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, river otter and striped skunk. The program is co-sponsored by the Rockingham Free Public Library and the Westminster Conservation Commission. The presentation will cover the state's roles and responsibilities regarding furbearer populations, their varied habitats, welfare, restoration projects and successes, followed by a question and answer session.

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