Chris Bernier, head of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Furbearer Management Program, led this comprehensive and thought-provoking program on the responsible trapping of Vermont’s furbearing mammals. Forum participants, ranging from trappers to local conservationists and summer visitors, learned how trapping contributes to the science of wildlife population management and protection of endangered species. Bernier also made a case for the fur trade, noting that, unlike some materials that humans wear for warmth, such as synthetic fleece, responsibly harvested fur is a sustainable resource.
A Natural TreasureThe Ninevah Foundation conserves for public benefit more than 3,000 acres around Lake Ninevah and Saltash Mountain in Mount Holly and Plymouth, Vermont. We support outdoor and environmental education, as well as responsible, environmentally-friendly recreation on the lake and land. Enjoy this lovely expanse of unspoiled open space for outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. We also support low-impact hobbies such as bird watching and photography.