NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON
Come back in early June to check out the redesigned keepingtrack.org!
The fragmentation and destruction of habitat is a primary cause of decline in wildlife populations. When development or irresponsible resource extraction occurs, critical habitat is often unwittingly harmed, simply because no one realizes that the area affected is an important denning, feeding, wintering or travel area for one or more species. The isolation of wildlife populations within fragmented habitats severely compromises the long-term well-being of many species as healthy ecosystem functions, services and resiliency declines over time.
By monitoring potential habitats and threatened regions - systematically searching for and recording evidence of use by “focal species” over multiple years - citizens can obtain the information needed to make informed decisions about wildlife habitat stewardship. Our adult and youth training programs are designed to both inspire community volunteers as well as turn them into practitioners of a science-based field study methodology. Keeping Track recognizes that more “boots on the ground” field research is essential if we are to successfully conserve an appropriate matrix of core and connective habitats.
Wild Neighbors - 4 part lecture series at
Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, VT.
# 4 - Bear With Us: Living in Harmony With Our Black Bear Neighbors
Wed Apr 17, 7:30pm
MICROBIAL SOURCE TRACKING AND WATER QUALITY IN TRIBUTARIES OF THE LAMOILLE RIVER WATERSHED, VT sponsored by Johnson State College. POSTER
Wed. Jan 30th Intro. class(8 am-4 pm) with 5 field trips Feb 25, Mar. 6, Apr. 14 & 28, May 4. (8:30 am-4 pm)
A free six week workshop with well known VT wildlife tracker and biologist Susan Morse of Keeping Track. Learn scientific collection methods,wildlife tracking and identification. As part of the free workshop, participants must attend the introductory session, 5 field sessions in the wetland and forests of the Lamoille River Valley and work with Prof. Robert Genter's research team by collecting wildlife scat samples in the summer.
For more information contact Robert Genter: 802-635-1693 email: Bob.Genter@jsc.edu
THE COUGAR RETURNS TO THE EAST - POSTER
sponsored by Shelburne Grange.
Friday, March 22, 2013 7:00 pm. Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Rd, Shelburne, MA
Evening slide presentation by Keeping Track director Susan Morse, VT wildlife tracker and biologist. This program is free and open to the public! Refreshments will be provided.
For more information please contact Joe Judd 413-834 7997
ANIMALS OF THE NORTH: WHAT WILL GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN FOR THEM? - POSTER
Sponsored by Thetford & West Fairlee Conservation Commissions
Thursday, April 11, 7 pm- Free Admission/All Ages
Thetford Elementary School, Thetford, VT
Susan Morse will share the beauty of some of our favorite North American mammals with stunning photos and address the harsh realities of habitat and climate change on these critters and how we can help.