Date: Thursday, November 8, Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury
Leader/Speaker: Tim Simmons, Restoration Ecologist with Mass. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program and Michael Downey, DCR Forestry Program
Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) and the City of Marlborough Conservation Commission (MCC) are embarking on a critical land stewardship project to restore pitch pine-scrub oak barrens to the Desert Natural Area. This is a 12-acre area which straddles land owned by SVT in Memorial Forest and City of Marlborough Conservation land. The first phase of the project will involve cutting and shredding small & medium trees and all shrubs from this area, followed by a prescribed burn.
We want to share information with you about this unique and special local natural area and about the plans for restoration. SVT and the MCC invite you and other members of the community to these events:
Learn about pitch pine-scrub oak habitats and about the specifics of the planned restoration project at the Desert Natural Area. A full project description, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional information can be found at the Desert Natural Area Habitat Restoration web page
. This site will be updated with new information as the project progresses.
Your comments and feedback are essential to the project's success.