The mission of the Dummerston Conservation Commission is to promote community responsibility and awareness of our conservation needs and to encourage stewardship of the natural habitat.
For news about recent wildlife sightings check out Dummerston Sightings Blog
Share your sightings by posting your photos to Dummerston Sightings. Contact Lynn Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) to add your own photos.
Wed., Dec. 4, 7 pm. "Mammals of Windham County" with Patti Smith. The Learning Collaborative, Rte. 5, Dummerston. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission and Bonnyvale Environmental Center.
For more information about events go to Events page.
Bats. Got Bats? Many of our 9 species of bats are infected with White Nose Syndrome. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is collecting data about bats. You can help with this research by reporting any bat sightings using the forms provided on their website. You will also find FAQ's about bats and information about other research projects.
or watch this presentation by Alyssa Bennett, wildlife technician, Vt. Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Many of our educational programs are available on line at the Brattleboro Community Television Website or on BCTV Channel 8 or 10. Check out this presentation on invasive insects by Jim Esden, forester. Jim works for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01304&video=150028
For other recent programs go to our Projects page and look under "Educational Programs."
December 2012. The Dummerston Conservation Commission has been recognized as the 2012 Vermont Tree Steward in the volunteer category by the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Council of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. The Commission was recognized for its work on monitoring the hemlock woolly adelgid. See
http://www.reformer.com/ci_22190149/state-honors-two-windham-county-lsquo-tree-stewards? for a complete report and photo.
The Conservation Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Dummerston Town Office, Dummerston, VT. Anyone who has an interest in supporting the mission of the commission is welcome to attend. Meeting times and place are subject to change. Please check the events listing or call 257-0012 for further information.
Conservation Commission Members
Mary Ellen Copeland-Chair, Ed Anthes, Bill Schmidt, Lynn Levine, John Anderson, Betsy Whittaker, Jane Michaud, Bill Johnson
Educational programs, First Detector program to identify invasive species, Trail Committee (Prospect Hill), Rain Garden (Route 30), Natural Resources Inventory, Scenic Roads. In addition the Conservation Commission provides information to the Planning Commission as they work on the town plan, and the commission meets regularly with other local Conservation Commissions.
Invasives, threats to our natural forests (hemlock woolly adelgid, Asian Longhorn beetle), culverts and stream degradation, land fragmentation, wildlife habitat protection and natural resources protection and conservation.
Please continue to check the site for the Conservation Commission activities and information about natural Dummerston. The Commission is collecting information and pictures for this site. Please send them to: email@example.com.
For more information about the town of Dummerston, go to http://www.dummerston.com
For more information please contact
Mary Ellen Copland at 802 257-0012
Black Bears in Dummerston 6/14/2011