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Official to present wildlife map of Putney

June 30, 2019

PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department official will be discussing data gathered about wildlife road crossings in the southern Vermont town of Putney.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports that 40 volunteers from Putney, Dummerston and Westminster tracked and entered data over six years showing which and how many wild animals cross certain road sections. The project is now complete.

Jens Hilke of Vermont Fish and Wildlife used the data to create a map of wildlife crossings in Putney. It’s linked to the department’s mapping of important wildlife habitat blocks.

She will present the information at a talk on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pierce’s Hall in Putney.

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