The Green Mountain National Forest is considered one of the Northern National Forests with a history of Canada lynx presense and suitable habitat. As a part of a national survey to detect Canada lynx presense, scent and hair snare stations have been set up on the GMNF in 1999 and 2000. Forest Service biologists are currently laying out detection sites for 2001. The sites consist of a carpet square with barbed nails attached to a tree, a hanging scent pad and a hanging pie plate. A lure that has been proven to attrach cats is on the carpet squares. The success of this detection survey depends on as little human contact as possible. Any human contact with the pads will invalidate the survey, if you come across a survey station in the Forest please leave the site and do not touch or make contact with anything around the station. Your help will allow us to better understand lynx presense and activity on the Green Mountain National Forest.
The Finger Lakes National Forest is outside known or historic lynx habitat areas. A survey to detect lynx presense is not occurring on the Finger Lakes NF.
|Lynx Track Northern Maine winter 2000||Hair snare on yellow birch||Upper slope detection site|