At Coverts, tips are given on chain saw safety

Tom Worthley from the University of Connecticut and his chain saw safety rig — a combination of hard hat, ear protection and face shield. Photo By Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — Larry Rousseau, a state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection service forester for western Connecticut, gently corrected this reporter’s pronunciation of “coverts.”

It’s “CUH-verts,” as in places where birds hide.

Not “COE-verts,” as in secret agent stuff.

The Great Mountain Forest hosted its annual Coverts education program for landowners over the weekend at the Yale Forestry camp, with lectures and demonstrations and lots of practical advice for people interested in preserving and managing forests and open space.

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