Ensuring the long term health and vitality of the differing forest habitats on our property is of the utmost importance to us. From the hickory covered forest grasses atop our hill and the dense and dark hemlock grove beneath it to the logged hardwood stands and new growth taking hold where giants once stood tall, we are continually trying to learn about what our habitats have to offer and how we can best lend a helping hand to our diverse forest. Though practicing habitat and wildlife conservation on such a small scale does little to bring change to the bigger overall picture of what is happening in the region, we take great pride in being able to steward our piece of the forested world and aid it's ability to sustain an abundance of life.
All of what we do here at Mount Kadam Forest Farm is sustainably focused and the health of our forest is continually at the forefront of our decision-making. We have designated a 40 acre "conservation priority area" where no forest farming takes place. This area has become a location of regular use of shelter and food source for countless game animals and birds such as deer, wild turkeys, black bear and moose. We are so excited that MKFF is able to support a small part of the Connecticut moose population from December through May of each year. Other wildlife includes, amongst countless other species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles - mourning dove, pileated wood pecker, gray and red squirrel, northern flying squirrel, eastern cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, barred owl, saw whet owl, great horned owl, red tail hawk, fisher, porcupine, bobcat, red and gray fox and coyotes.