Dedicated to promoting the thoughtful stewardship of Vermont's privately-owned working forests
Proud Sponsor of the American Tree Farm System in Vermont
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:
                        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!

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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.

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Walk in the Woods with David Paganelli:
Forest Stand Improvement & Managing Forest Structure for Wildlife

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Clover Hill Tree Farm; South Strafford, VT
9am to 2pm
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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