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Vermont Tree Farm System


TIES TO THE LAND: Take steps to guide the future of your land

Succession Planning Workshop For Landowners

This workshop is a mix of presentation and practical exercises that will give you the knowledge and tools to start succession planning. You will:

 Clarify your values and goals

 Learn the steps to successful planning

 Get tools to support your planning

 Learn about legal options that can support your plan

This 6-hour workshop will be offered on three different dates at three different locations:

Saturday, April 25 at Capitol Plaza, Montpelier

Saturday, May 9 at Franklin Conference Center, Rutland

Tuesday, June 2 at Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee

9am to 3:00pm (Registration begins at 8:30am). Cost: $35. Each additional family member $20.

Download registration form here. Registration Deadlines: Monday April 20; Monday May 4; and Wednesday, May 27.


Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Working Woodlands Workshops: Informative, hands-on and exciting workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Working Woodlands workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Come learn from forestry professionals, scientists, and landowners. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, sawmilling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help you understand, manage and conserve woodlands.

March’s Working Woodlands Workshop – Chillin’ with the Chickadees

Visit the winter forest with park ecologist Kyle Jones. We will learn winter bird identification by sight and sound, and also look at the forested habitats birds use for summer breeding. All ages are welcome. Snowshoes and binoculars will be available if needed. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and a snack.

Date – Saturday, March 7th, 2015

10:00am -1:00pm

Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Parking available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot. No cost. No reservation necessary.

For more information, please call Kyle Jones at (802)457-3368 x30

To learn more about our Working Woodlands Workshops, please contact Christine Frohloff at (802)457-3368 x26 or email or visit


Partner Association Calendars and Events:

Northwoods Stewardship Center:

Small-Scale Winter Timber Harvesting

Sunday, Mar 8th, 2015

10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Cost: $10


 Hogback Community College:

The Game of Logging training program

Spring 2015

Cost per training session level: $170

Level I: April 2, 2015 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate April 9

Level II: April 9, 2015 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate April 16

Level III: April 16, 2015 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate April 23


Audubon Vermont:

Bird Monitoring Walks

Event Contact Charley Wilkinson

Saturday, March 14, 8 - 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 18, 8 - 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 9, 7 - 9 a.m.


Vermont Coverts:

Wilderness First Aid Class

February 26-27, 2015

Smokey House, Danby, VT

Time:       9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Vermont Land Trust

Vermont Family Forests

Additional Webinars and Informational Websites:
American Tree Farm System
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Urban Natural Resources Institute – An Initiative of the USDA Forest Service – Northern Research Station
Pennsylvania Extension Forestry
Deer and Forests – would be of interest to some of the foresters.