Wildlife Sightings

Where in Rutland County have YOU seen wildlife?

Seeing a bear or a bobcat doesn’t happen every day, and yet these animals are not uncommon, and they live among us.  In an effort to learn more about how wildlife—especially large mammals—move across our landscape, the Staying Connected Initiative seeks to hear from members of the Rutland County community about where animals have been spotted.  Even if the animal you see is lying immobile by the side of the road, this information can be used to help us learn animal movement patterns.  For example, wildlife are more likely to cross the road in certain places, and some of these areas correspond to sections of road with poor visibility or high traffic speed.  The Staying Connected Initiative seeks to identify where these areas are in order to make road crossings safer for wildlife…and therefore for people.  Please let us know where you have seen wildlife in our area!

If you are not comfortable entering your own wildlife sightings online but would like them to be included in our maps, please contact local Linkage Coordinator Monica Erhart at:

Phone: (802)431-5061

Email:  monica.erhart (at) gmail.com

Please help us by reporting wildlife you have seen!
A map of all the wildlife sightings reported on the site can also be found here!

Volunteer to track wildlife!

 Would you like to volunteer to track wildlife at potentially critical wildlife road crossings?  We have plenty of roads to be monitored!  Please contact monica.erhart@gmail.com for more information.  Below are maps of the road sections we are monitoring:

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