A FOLDER OF NATURE NOTES by Anne H. Outwater
With guidance from Charlie A. Davis
Thompson’s Point was traditionally inhabited by the Abenaki people and known as Kwezowahomak. More than 297 species specific Abenaki names are recorded for local flora and fauna; at least 67% of these species are known to occur on the Point. In the mid-1800s, European-Americans settled at the Point as a summer site for sport fishing and hunting. By 1900 most game birds, mammals, and fish were gone.
The 230 acres of Thompson’s Point is now owned by the town of Charlotte and managed through land use regulations designed to preserve and protect the scenic beauty and the environmental quality of the land and lake. But in recent years, the site has been overrun by exotic invasive plants. Some camp owners have begun to remove the invasive plants and regeneration of native seedlings is occurring. Bird and mammal life is also regenerating. Technical assistance from the State of Vermont is available to guide restoration techniques and Abenaki species lists specific to the Point can guide camp owners to help return Thompson’s Point to its former glory.
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Introduction: Thompson’s Point, Charlotte, Vermont
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Flora and Fauna of the Abenaki
Thompson’s Point as Part of Charlotte
Town of Charlotte By-laws
Ecology of Thompson’s Point Today
Discussion & Summary
APPENDIX 1 All Flora and Fauna From the Western Abenaki Dictionary
APPENDIX 2 Flora of Thompson’s Point
APPENDIX 3 Fauna of Thompson’s Point