Dedicated to promoting the thoughtful stewardship of Vermont's privately-owned working forests
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Vermont Tree Farm System



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:

                        Good Forestry is Good for Wildlife: Focus on Black Bear February 20, 2016
                        With Sue Morse of Keeping Track
                        Jericho, VT 9:00am to 4:00pm

                        Join us in the field for a day of seeing first hand and sharing a variety of topics, including bear biology and ecology, as well as the positive outcome of various forest management practices as they stimulate more productive and diversified food and cover resources for the benefit of all wildlife, especially bears.

                        We are inviting forest landowners, loggers, consulting foresters, park managers, and land trust planners to join us. We will experience in the field a variety of wildlife detection and habitat assessment techniques, with an emphasis on discovering how bears feed and communicate within the forest community.

                        Sue is requesting all participants have creepers, stablicers, or mini cramp ons for your boots. If you dont have your own, you may rent them from Sue for $5/pair. Please dress to be outdoors all day, bring a hot lunch, and hiking poles.
                        Download registration here and return by 2/15/16. Limited to 20 people.

                        SAVE THE DATE!

                        Furbearing Animals Talk with Kim Royar
                        March 10, 2016
                        Enterprise Center, VT Tech, Randolph, VT

                        Apple Tree Pruning Workshop with Dave Wilcox
                        April 16, 2016
                        Location TBD.

                        Walk in the Woods with Plum Creek
                        July 16, 2016
                        Details TBA.

Photos from past Walk in the Woods workshops:

Pfalzerwald Tree Farm Tour & Walk
August 2014


Investigating Wildlife Tracking Workshop with Lynn Levine-February 2014
Listen to VPR Story, " Tracking Opens Window On World Of Animals"
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 Walk
August 2012
Apple Tree Pruning & Maintenance
April 2012


Sugarbush Management Walk with Kevin Hall
March 2012


Walk in Thetford-Invasive Plant ID & Control
September 2011
Walk in Tunbridge-Northern Hardwood Forest Management
June 2011


Walk in Jericho-Forest Insects & Disease in Your Woodlands
May 2011
Walk in Tunbridge-Woodland Boundary Lines
April 2011


Walk in Berlin-Apple Tree Pruning and Maintenance
February 2011
Walk in Rupert-Recreation
February 2010



Walk in the Woods - W. Rutland Town Forest