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Whipstock Hill Wildlife Management Area Plan

As part of ongoing planning for the Whipstock Hill Wildlife Management Area, the Vermont Departments of Fish & Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Recreation recently hosted a public meeting and is now accepting public comments on a new management plan.

The 425-acre Whipstock Hill property is owned by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and is managed for fish and wildlife conservation and to provide public access to these resources.  The land was acquired as mitigation for deer wintering areas that were impacted by construction of VT 279. The management area consists of two parcels physically divided by Whipstock Road. The main parcel is is located between Whipstock Road and Vermont Route 279. The smaller parcel is located east of Whipstock Road and is dominated by wetlands.

This is the first management plan that has been created for the property, and it focuses on restoring native plant species, particularly in and around the deer wintering area, to deal with invasive plants such as bittersweet, honeysuckle, and buckthorn. The draft plan can be obtained at: Whipstock Hill WMA draft long-range management plan.

Public comments will be accepted via email or by mail to the address listed below. Comments will be accepted until October 1, 2016.

Lisa Thornton, State Lands Stewardship Forester
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, Vermont 05701
Lisa.thornton@vermont.gov