Vernal Pool Identification Workshop
April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sponsored by the Tunbridge Conservation Commission and the Upper Valley Sierra Club
Led by Steve Faccio, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Vernal Pools provide critical habitat for a diverse assemblage of wildlife, from breeding wood
frogs and spotted salamanders, to fingernail clams and fairy shrimp. Despite their important role, vernal pools remain poorly understood and face an uncertain future due to effects of climate change, airborne pollutants, and threats from development. Having mapped the location of nearly 5,000 potential and known vernal pools across Vermont with the help of Arrowwood Environmental and many enthusiastic volunteers, VCE has initiated the next step: a citizen-science project that will help verify the location and scope of these critical ecosystems. This workshop will introduce the new Vermont Vernal Pool Mapping Project and provide in-the-field training on project protocols.
Meet at the library at 9 a.m. Limit 20 participants — preregistration is required.