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Information for Active Coverts Cooperators

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Below are resources to help you accomplish the activities you have set out to do as a COVERTS Cooperator.

These resources are organized according to the Coverts Cooperators Challenges you accepted during your training seminar.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

COVERTS Challenge #1: Apply what you learn at the Coverts seminar on your own woodland and/or a woodland that you are involved in managing.

 

Developing a sound forest and wildlife management plan:

Contact your local CT DEEP Service Forester to arrange an on-site visit.

Contact UConn Extension Forestry to arrange a S.W.A.T. visit.

Attend a Forest Stewardship Short Course training with UConn Extension Forestry.

Contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service for advice and assistance with developing your management plan.

Contact a consulting Forester.

Practicing stewardship activities on your own woodland:

Control or remove invasive plant species such as Japanese Barberry for improved forest health.

Create new or improve existing wildlife habitat such as early successional or grassland habitat;

Conduct a timber harvest or woodland thinning for forest stand improvement;

Develop recreational trails or features to enhance the enjoyment of your woods.

 

 

COVERTS Challenge #2: Be a resource in your community.

Maintain an up-to-date set of reference materials (provided by the Coverts Project) and be available to answer questions other landowners have

 

COVERTS Challenge #3: Conduct 1 Outreach event or activity.

Use your experience and your woodland to teach others.

 

Make an active effort to reach out to and motivate other woodland owners in your community through media, local fairs and events or school activities;

Conduct or organize educational tours, site visits and presentations.

 

 


For assistance, send questions and comments to:

The Coverts Project
The University of Connecticut
Cooperative Extension System
1066 Saybrook Road, PO Box 70

Haddam, CT 06438-0070
Phone(860) 345-5232
Or e-mail: thomas.worthley@uconn.edu


 
 
   
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