Habitat Restoration of the Desert Natural Area: Strategies and Results – Presentation

Program Details

Date and Time:

September 12, 2018 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury


Laura Mattei, SVT Director of Stewardship



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.