Documenting Wildlife at FLCA

Wildlife Activity Poster by Elizabeth Sowers

UMass Amherst student Elizabeth Sowers conducted wildlife research at FLCA

A research project using cameras to document wildlife at the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area earned its author, Virginia Sowers, second place in Best in Show at the University of Massachusetts Annual Geographic Information Systems Poster Conference.

The UMass senior in the Department of Environmental Conservation wanted to gauge the influence of human visitors on wildlife at FLCA. Her conclusion: recreational activities on the trails in the conservation area do not appear to deter wildlife.

Sowers Poster of FLCA Wildlife