WOODSTOCK— The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a public informational meeting about Vermont’s moose Dec. 19 at Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. This is one of three being held throughout the state, including Dec. 13 in Island Pond and Dec. 14 in Montpelier.
“We are holding the meetings on the status of Vermont’s moose population, including information about new challenges facing moose and current research efforts here in the Northeast,” said Vermont’s director of wildlife, Mark Scott. “We want to share information and educate Vermonters about Vermont’s moose population, and get a better feel for what other information the public would like about Vermont’s moose herd. Anyone interested in Vermont’s moose population will want to attend one of these meetings.”
The meetings will include information about historical moose populations in Vermont, the impacts of climate change and winter ticks on Vermont’s population, and the current three-year moose study in which moose cows and calves are being monitored for survival.
Wildlife staff will be on hand to show pictures of Vermont moose and their habitats. The meetings are free and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Photo courtesy of VTF&W
A bull moose stands in thick brush in the woodlands of Vermont.