Published on February 20, 2018

Moose Hill Undertaking Wildlife Habitat Management Project

Assessing trees for habitat management project

In early January, Moose Hill was awarded a Wildlife Habitat Management Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (Mass Wildlife) to increase upland habitat diversity and improve early successional habitat for plants and wildlife.

Work on the project began in mid-February and will be completed by the end of June.

Impact on Your Sanctuary Visit

The fields and forest edges along Billings Loop will begin to change over the next few weeks, where you may notice a number of marked trees and other plants.

Trees marked for removal in habitat management project

We are removing invasive trees and shrubs and thinning some forest edges to increase open field, shrubland, and young forest habitats, facilitate shrub and forest understory regeneration, and to support a healthy and diverse natural landscape within our sanctuary.

We may have to temporarily re-route part of the Billings Loop trail as contractors and staff work in this area.

Please check in at the front desk for updates before you head out!

Learn More

We are excited to share more about why we chose to make these management prescriptions, our management plan, and the wildlife and natural communities we are striving to enhance and conserve. If you have questions about this project, or just want to learn more, then we invite you to join us for one or more of the following free programs

Wildlife Habitat Management at Moose Hill

Thursday, March 1, 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, March 15, 6:00-7:30 pm


Wildlife Habitat Project Walk with the Director

Sunday, March 11, 10:00-11:30 am
Friday, March 16, 9:00-10:30 am