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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:

                        Thursday July 16, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
                        Rattlesnakes in Vermont
                        Green Mountain National Forest Office, 231 North Main St. Rutland, VT 05701

                        Can you believe Vermont actually hosts and harbors rattlesnakes? Doug Blodgett will discuss this reclusive but much-maligned and misunderstood reptile, and its unique contribution to Vermont’s native wildlife community. Doug will reveal some interesting results of his research on this endangered species, and discuss the tough challenges it faces as well as the life history of this original Vermont native animal at the very northern end of its range in the continental US. Download registration.

                        Saturday July 18, 2015
                        Walk in the Woods with Plum Creek and West Mountain WMA up in the Northeast Kingdom
                        9:00 am – 3:30 pm
                        (Bus leaves promptly at 9:00, please arrive early)
                        Please join Plum Creek and Vermont Dept of Fish & Wildlife for a woods tour, which will include visiting an active feller/buncher harvesting operation, several wildlife management sites including a controlled burn, and stories of the rich local history of logging, mills, and railroad, told over lunch. We will have foresters and biologists leading the tour.

                        The tour is free. Bring your own lunch, and dress for the weather. Tour hosts will provide cold water, soda, juice, and the bus. Pre-registration is required by July 10th by calling 802-747-7900 or emailing Tour is limited to 35 participants so sign up today! Sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association, Plum Creek, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

                        Save the date!
                        Tree Farm Walk in the Woods: Al Robertson’s Pfalzerwald Tree Farm
                        Saturday, August 29, 2015
                        Sheffield, VT

                        Details: TBA

                        Tree Farmer of the Year Tour: David Paganelli’s Tree Farm
                        Strafford, VT
                        September 12, 2015
                        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