Ecological Assessment of Page Pond and Forest
The purpose of this study was to generate data that will help the Meredith Conservation Commission manage all aspects of the properties, including timber harvesting, wildlife habitat protection, educational and recreational uses, preservation of cultural resources, and water quality protection.
Elise Lawson and John Severance, the co-owners of Watershed to Wildlife based in Whitefield, conducted their field work in the winter, spring, and summer of 2012. During these visits, they inventoried the diverse habitats they found, recorded wildlife signs, and noted cultural and scenic resources. Both Page Pond and the Sherman Easement possess exemplary natural communities in their wetlands, forests, streams, and vernal pools.