Habitat Restoration of the Desert Natural Area: Strategies and Results – Presentation
SVT’s Director of Stewardship Laura Mattei presents on the long term habitat restoration work at Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area, a unique habitat that is home to several rare and endangered species. The pitch pine-scrub oak barrens habitat has been dwindling in the northeast, which threatens the plants and wildlife that depend on it. SVT has led the effort which has included a prescribed burn and selective cutting of the forest to rejuvenate the native plant species and restore balance to the conditions found here. Co-sponsored by Friends of Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.