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Forest Walk and Talk Tours of Wilhelm Farm, North Granby CT

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Photo Essay by Bill Bentley, Forester and Forest landowner

These Forest Walk and Talk tours are to inform participants about how managing forests can help landowners achieve their goals. Wilhelm Farm’s forest illustrates managing to improve habitat for neo-tropical songbirds, produce pine and oak timber, goats into a silvopasture system.

The first tour was October 2, 2021, for State Legislature members and Local Leaders. The second tour was requested by the Granby Land Trust leadership to inform members of the opportunities to manage the Trust’s considerable holdings.

The following photos illustrate the two tours.

Mike Ferrucci, Society of American Foresters organizer of the Forest Walk and Talk tours, points out the effects of managing Wilhelm Forest to members of the Granby community.

Connor Hogan, Manager of the McLean Game Refuge, comments on wildlife management opportunities.

Tom Worthley, UConn forest extension, answers a question by Senator John Kissel for Erica Robertson, Granby Town Manager.

A young red tail hawk checks on the tour group (photo by Don Shaw, GLT)

Leaders of the November 14, 2022 tour for the Granby Land Trust were Dave Beers, DEEP Service Forester, Bill Bentley and Ann Wilhelm, co-owners of Wilhelm Farm, and Rick Orluk, President of GLT.

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