The Bradford Conservation Commission used Taking Action for Wildlife assistance as a springboard to work on a Natural Resources Inventory completed in 2012, with a set of town maps created for the inventory. In addition to help from the Taking Action for Wildlife staff, the Commission hired a private company to produce the maps for the Inventory. The Conservation Commission identified five primary areas to focus conservation efforts, based on occurrences of valued wildlife habitat and local knowledge. In deciding on their conservation priorities, they considered the town’s varied habitats – lake, river, wetland, grassland and large unfragmented forest areas, as well as conserving connections among habitat areas and areas with especially rich mixes of habitat types.
Take a look at the Key Steps to Include Wildlife in Your Natural Resources Inventory