Habitat Work Continues in Desert

Memorial Forest Fire Break. Photo by Dan Clawson.

As part of the effort to restore pitch pine-scrub oak barrens at the Desert Natural Area, the City of Marlborough is conducting a timber harvest to prepare for a future prescribed burn. Trails surrounding the harvest area in Marlborough will be closed throughout that work. Signs on the property indicate which trails are closed.

SVT has also taken steps to prepare for the burn. Earlier this month, we mowed fire breaks at our Memorial Forest property in the Desert, which required us to temporarily close our trails. We have completed our mowing and have reopened our trails.

Reminder: Eversource is still working on its project to construct an electric transmission line along the abandoned rail line in the Desert Natural Area. As a result, the trail connection along the old rail line remains closed.