2017-12-06 / Londonderry

Fish & Wildlife specialist to present on the American Marten

Katy Crumley, wildlife specialist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will present on the American Marten. - Courtesy PhotoKaty Crumley, wildlife specialist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will present on the American Marten. - Courtesy PhotoLONDONDERRY — The American Marten will be the subject of a presentation by Katy Crumley, fish and wildlife Specialist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at The Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections.

Crumley has been working seasonally with the department since 2015. As a fish and wildlife specialist, her primary role includes the management of field-based marten and lynx monitoring and camera database management.

Martens, with long, slender bodies, pointed faces, small prominent ears, short legs and long furry tails, are roughly the size of their more aquatic relative, the mink. They are on Vermont’s endangered species list with a recovery plan adopted in 1990 at the outset of their re-introduction effort. Crumley will discuss the history of this effort, Department attempts to evaluate the success, and monitoring activities to date. The work she is doing will help the Department better understand Vermont’s marten population and implement conservation measures to ensure the future of this important species.

This lecture is offered at no charge, but guests are asked to call (802) 824-4343 if they would like to attend.

Neighborhood Connections is a community-based nonprofit social services agency serving individuals and families in the area mountain towns of south-central Vermont. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodconnectionsvt.org.

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