The debate over the future of Spirit Mountain and its old-growth forest and urban trout stream is still in regulatory limbo. Developers want to build a golf course and hotel on the mountain.
However, as an extension to last summer’s endangered and rare plant survey, an inventory of invertebrates in large vernal ponds on Spirit Mountain is underway. In addition, a breeding bird survey taking place in early June is the result of a GLAHNF Special Opportunity Grant. Results of both endeavors will be added to the accumulating body of data being gathered on the Spirit Mountain ecosystem, an ecosystem unique to the area, one that citizens want to preserve for future generations.