Flat Rock Brook is planning to conduct a comprehensive wildlife survey and assessment. The study will cover the entire 150-acre property and focus on surveying for birds, bats, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and pollinating insects. The survey will provide crucial information about the presence, abundance, distribution, location and patterns of the wildlife species that call Flat Rock Brook home.
The survey will act as a baseline study, which allows us to have a solid reference point while considering or managing local wildlife populations. We will assemble a team of specialized biologists and wildlife trackers to expertly survey our forest over the course of a year for wildlife species of all shapes and sizes. The team’s findings will paint a highly descriptive picture of the interrelated wildlife populations of Flat Rock Brook.
This study will have five important outcomes:
• The wildlife survey and assessment will provide us with a baseline data set describing the wildlife species currently present at Flat Rock Brook.
• The baseline survey will also act as a parameter for measuring the impacts of our newly constructed deer fence.
• The wildlife survey and assessment will also identify and assign “bio-indicator” species, or species that are representative of overall forest and ecosystem health at Flat Rock Brook.
• Finally, the survey will identify if any endangered species, threatened species or species of conservation concern exist at Flat Rock Brook.
A site-specific guide for managing and improving wildlife habitat at Flat Rock Brook will be created based on findings and conclusions.