Trails for Wildlife and People

Broadcast Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Trails for People and Wildlife is a mapping tool and guide for planning recreational trails that enables people to get out and enjoy nature while also allowing wildlife to thrive. Intended for landowners, planners, trail builders and conservation groups, the objective of Trails for People and Wildlife is to help facilitate the placement of thoughtfully located networks of well-maintained trails that help people get outside while minimizing wildlife disturbance. While hiking, biking, and bird watching are just some of the ways people engage with their environment, these seemingly low-key activities can have a negative impact on wildlife by reducing their abundance, reproductive success, or even survival.

Join Rachel Stevens, Stewardship Coordinator and Wildlife Ecologist with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Catherine Callahan, a GIS specialist with NH Department of Infomation Technology and NH Fish and Game Department, who will discuss this project, funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to help ensure that wildlife will be there for all of us to enjoy for years to come while providing trail builders with the resources needed to achieve their public access goals.