Hogback’s former slopes get a haircut

Work party hopes to improve habitat for birds, wildlife

MARLBORO — On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association is holding a work party for the Early Successional Habitat (ESH) on Hogback Mountain.

Help is needed in cutting the growth on the former Meadows ski slope to rejuvenate the Early Successional Habitat to benefit the wildlife on the mountain.

The goal: clear brush and saplings from the former ski trails at the now-defunct ski area to rejuvenate the shrubby young growth that is so appealing to many kinds of wildlife.

Work takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the parking lot south of Route 9 next to the former Alpenglow (the white A-frame building just west of the gift shop).

Needed are chain sawyers, brush haulers, and sapling loppers. Bring your own tools.

Those who can't make it this weekend are invited to the following three work sessions: Saturday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Nov. 9; and Friday, Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving weekend).

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