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Wood, Wildlife and Warblers Walk in the Woods in Rupert, Press Release, October 2017

RUPERT- On Tuesday, October 10th, a group of interested landowners attended a Walk in the Woods tour on Alan Calfee’s 591 acre certified Vermont Tree Farm in Rupert. Calfee is a consulting forester and the owner of Calfee Woodlot Management, LLC. He led the tour with conservation biologist, Steve Hagenbuch, of Vermont Audubon. The tour was hosted as part of the new Woods, Wildlife and Warblers program as a way to show regional landowners and forest professionals what a Calfee has done in his woodlands to enhance the habitat for wildlife and birds while still remaining productive for timber, and increasing his forest diversity. Full Press Release Here

Governor Phil Scott Signs S.34 and H.495, Supporting Rural Economic Development, the Forest Economy and Farms, Press Release, June 12, 2017
See supporting article in Vermont Biz as well. Information from the Vermont Department of Taxes on the Vermont Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Forestry Equipment and Parts can be found on our Technical Bulletins Page.

Vermont Woodlands Association Celebrates 100 Years of Vermont Town Forests - Essay Contest

2015 marks the centennial anniversary of Vermont's Municipal Forest Act, authorizing towns to purchase land. To help celebrate this important milestone, the VWA annual essay contest will focus on Town Forests. For this year, students are not constrained by writing an essay but rather have the opportunity to choose any form of expression to tell a Town Forest Story. Read more about the Town Forest contest...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Northern Long-eared Bat as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act. Also Issues Interim Special Rule that Tailors Protections to Eliminate Unnecessary Restrictions and Provide Regulatory Flexibility for Landowners - read full article on NLEB

Also available from Fish & Wildlife Service:

Q&A  on the "threateded" listing decision
Q&A on the "interim final 4(d) rule"
Map of NLEB range, with White-Nose Syndrome Buffer zones

Vermont Forester, Kathy Beland, awarded with National Outstanding Inspector Award (225 kb PDF)

Working Forest Essay Winners Announced at 2014 Annual Meeting (202 kb PDF)

2014 Working Forest Essay Contest Open for Entries (344 kb PDF)

Vermont Woodlands hosts 2013 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour (176 kb PDF)

You're Invited to Walk in the Woods with Sue Morse (153 kb PDF)

You’re Invited to WALK IN THE WOODS: Plum Creek in the NEK (117 kb PDF)

2013 Working Forest Essay Contest for VT High School Students (382 kb PDF file)

2012 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour Announcement (59.1 kb PDF file)

Project Learning Tree Training to be held for Woodland Owners and Natural Resource Professionals (59 kb PDF file)

VWA offers upcoming 2012 Forestry Schools for Landowners (46 kb PDF file)

June 11, 2011 Forestry School (94.8 KB PDF file)

June 18, 2011 Walk in the Woods (105 KB PDF file)

June 5, 2010 Forestry School (45.4 KB PDF file)

April 24, 2010 Forestry School (16.7 KB PDF file)

April 9, 2010 VWA Annual Meeting (14.8 KB PDF file)

Walk in the Woods, February 6, 2010 - Merck Forest, Rupert, VT (332 KB PDF file)

Walk in the Woods, November 1, 2009 - Lord's Hill, Marshfield, VT (53.5 KB PDF file)

2009 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour - October 17, 2009 (52.4 KB PDF file)

Walk in the Woods, October 10, 2009 - Paganelli Tree Farm, S. Strafford, VT (53.1 KB PDF file)

Walk in the Woods, July 16, 2009 - Black Gum Swamps, J. Maynard Miller Memorial Town Forest, Vernon, VT (52.6 KB PDF file)

Walk in the Woods...One County at a Time.... (15.2 KB PDF file)

2009 Level II Forestry School - Sept. 12 & 13, 2009, Fairlee, VT (52.3 KB PDF file)

2009 Forestry School - April 18 & 19, 2009, Fairlee, VT (52.5 KB PDF file)

April 3, 2009 VWA Annual Meeting (53.0 KB PDF file)