LANDS Blog, Week 3
The LANDS crew just finished up our third week of work, spending the past 4 days in Southern Vermont in the beautiful Glastenbury Wilderness, mapping invasives and finding trails for the Forest Service.
Monday was spent in Rochester with Mary Beth Deller and Melissa Reichert from the Forest Service. We reviewed our work from last week, revisiting some of our sites and checking our protocol for entering invasives data. It was extremely nice of them to spend the day with us and make sure we were on the right track. We headed further south and made a stop at the Rutland Forest Service to meet with Jen and begin planning our work in the Glastenbury Wilderness. On the way down, we had an exciting stop as we came across a MOOSE! We pulled over for a quick photo op and watched majestic creature in its habitat. Finally we got to our last stop, Mount Tabor Work station, where we would be staying for the next 3 days. We finished off the night with a tasty pasta, spinach and ricotta dish.
|Getting trained by Mary Beth and Melissa on some invasives|
|Ally and Sam looking over the maps with Emily|
|Darren, Andrew and Teresa enjoying lunch at a beautiful stream|
On Thursday, we packed up our bags, went down the Wilderness and mapped some more ground before we headed back to Burlington. We have covered a good chunk of Glastenbury, and are looking forward to heading back there next week to do some backpacking and cover more of the interior of the wilderness and along the Appalachian Trail.