Tuesday, May 8, 2012
'VPT's Outdoor Journal' Visits Burr Pond, Fairlee Marsh and Lamprey Control
On Tuesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m., "VPT's Outdoor Journal" finds that fisheries biologist Shawn Good of Pittsford likes to spend a day off practicing his favorite hobby -- fishing. "Outdoor Journal" joins him on Burr Pond in Sudbury, Vt. Good works for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Another story in the program looks at how fisheries biologists for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, work in Vermont and New York year-round to control sea lampreys on Lake Champlain.
A trip to Fairlee Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Fairlee, Vt., with biologist John Buck shows why it is important habitat for migratory birds. The WMA is located where Lake Morey empties into the Connecticut River, and more than half of its 60 acres is wetland habitat.
The program will also air May 19 at 10 a.m. and be available on demand on vpt.org.