Partner Association Calendars and Events:
Winter Doe Camp
Feb 28 – Mar 2, 2014
Hulbert Outdoor Center, Lake Morey Road, Fairlee, Vermont
Snowshoe Naturalist: Winter Birding
Saturday, March 15, 7-9am, $5
Birding is fun even in the cold season. Chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, ravens, ruffed grouse, kinglets…these birds and more help keep the winter feeling alive here in Vermont as we wait for our beloved spring migrants to return. Come join us for a brief slideshow about our feathered year-round residents, and then strap on some snowshoes for a hike at NorthWoods to see what we can spot.
Visit Northwoods website for more information & to view other upcoming events.
Classes through Hogback Community College
Courses Starting in February
Vermont Family Forests is offering three forestry courses through Hogback Community College. The courses include: Four-season Birding with Jim Andrews (starts February 22nd); Tree Identification with Jim Andrews (starts March 1st); and Forest Soils with Wendy Sue Harper (starts March 27th). Jim and Wendy-Sue are superb instructors and past classes have given both of them rave reviews.
SOUL Tree Stewards Course
The course prepares participants to become stewards of the forest in which they live by covering topics from tree identification, biology and planting to resource assessment, landscape design and conservation planning. Through a series of four evening classes and two Saturday classes, participants will become part of an invaluable community forestry network. This educational opportunity is based on fifteen years of SOUL Tree Steward programs which has graduated more than 400 Vermonters!
Where: Classes will be offered simultaneously in multiple locations in Vermont, with an on-site instructor at the following sites: Berlin, Burlington, Middlebury, Springfield and St Johnsbury. Saturday classes will be held in Montpelier.
When: Evening sessions 5:30-8:30pm, March 19 & 26, April 2 & 9. Saturday sessions 9am-4pm, March 22 & April 26.
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.