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WALK IN THE WOODS

Vermont Woodlands Association and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation are inviting you to take a monthly excursion into Vermont’s forests, county by county. The monthly walks in the woods will be led by county foresters, consulting foresters, and natural resource professionals to showcase the wonders and enjoyment of Vermont’s lush forests. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.

                        Upcoming Walks:


Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pfalzerwald Tree Farm Tour
12:00 NOON
1619 Berry Hill Road, Sheffield, VT


Join Al Robertson, woodland owner and Co-Chair of the Vermont Tree Farm Program, on his property as we tour his forest and talk about:

• The July 2013 Really Bad Wind Storm, and
• How the Cleanup and Planting Are Going
• Concurrent Thinning and Releasing
• How Uneven- Age Management and Associated Trails helped the Cleanup
• How to Get Started in Your Woodland and Where to Get Help!

Read full flyer here>>>

Walk in the Woods: Bird Patches and Forest Improvement
August 23, 2014; 8:30am to Noon
Springfield, Vermont

Picture credit: Used by permission from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and taken from NRCS bulletin VT-666, Integrating Timber/Songbird Habitat Mgt.:VT Forest Stand Improvement Practice Checklist.

Please join Craig Coleman for a morning walk in the woods and discussion of improving his 60 acres of woods for firewood, wildlife habitat and an eventual sale of timber. To Craig’s surprise, woods work has turned out to be his retirement hobby. Last year, guided by State of Vermont wildlife biologist, Mary Beth Adler, Craig created several bird habitat patches. This spring Audubon Vermont will conduct a wildlife survey and a bird inventory.

Topics for discussion include bird habitat and forest improvement reinforcing each other as well as small tractor firewood harvesting and crop tree release. The woods were high graded just before Craig acquired the property; recovering from that will take some time. Mary Beth Adler will review the bird habitat project. A speaker from Audubon Vermont will comment on wildlife habitat and forest management in general. Possibly, a forester from NRCS will also join us. Some strenuous walking may be necessary. All are welcome to this FREE walk. Read full flyer here>>>

Save the date!
Walkin the Woods with David Paganelli: Forest Stand Improvement and Wildlife Habitat Improvement practices

Saturday, 8/30/2014
Clover Hill Tree Farm; South Strafford, VT. 8:00-12:00Noon.    
Formal agenda to follow!

VWA Walk in the Woods: Basics of Nature Photography
River Ledge Farm, Grafton, Vermont

September 27, 2014; 9-12

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Understanding Your Subject
3. Preparation for the Field
4. Equipment/Optics
5. Exposure
6. Depth of Field
7. Macros
8. Telephoto
9. Phone Apps
10, File Types
11. Organization and File Backup
12. Field Session
13. Adjourn

More details TBA.

 

Photos from past Walk in the Woods workshops:

 

Investigating Wildlife Tracking Workshop with Lynn Levine
Listen to VPR Story, " Tracking Opens Window On World Of Animals"
February 2014
Photo & Story Credit VPR/Susan Keese

 

Wildlife Winter Survival Strategies with Jayson Benoit & Paul Hamelin
Northwoods Stewardship Center

February 2014
Photos: Jayson Benoit

       

Plum Creek Walk in the NEK
July 2013

Pfalzerwald Tree Farm Tour
August 2012
Apple Tree Pruning & Maintenance
April 2012

 

Sugarbush Management with Kevin Hall
March 2012

 

September 2011 Walk in Thetford
June 2011 Walk in Tunbridge

 

May 2011 Walk in Jericho
April 2011 Walk in Tunbridge

 

February 2011 Walk in Berlin
February 2010 Walk in Rupert

 

 

Walk in the Woods - W. Rutland Town Forest