Deer Pond Farm encompasses 850 acres of forests, meadows, and wetlands straddling the state border of Sherman, Connecticut, and Pawling, New York. Of those 850 acres, about 75 percent of the property is mixed deciduous forest.
In Autumn 2023, a major forestry management project got underway on the NY side of Deer Pond Farm. There are several areas encompassing six acres, where we will be diversifying the age class of the forest with some felling of trees then planting over 1,000 tree plugs in the spring.
This project is funded by a grant from the state of New York Department of Environmental Conservation Forestry Division Regenerate NY Forestry Grant.
This work will all be in support of birds and other wildlife who require young forest habitats. We will be posting more details here soon.