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Vermont Tree Farm System


Be sure to check our full calendar at a glance to view ALL EVENTS being offered.

Woods, Wildlife, & Warblers Workshops with Sue Morse: From Butterflies to Birds to Bears

See and hear about 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, from butterflies and birds to bears.
We are inviting forest landowners, loggers, and consulting foresters. 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. Program is free; pre-registration is required. Bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Attendance is limited to 25 for each workshop so don’t delay!

Each workshop is 8-4pm. Directions on flyers below.


March 11, 2017-Meet at Barnard Town Hall, Barnard, VT (FLYER PDF)
March 18, 2017-Rupert, VT. Details TBA. Registration open soon!

Wild Apple Tree Release and Pruning
Saturday, March 11, 2017

10 – 1PM
218 Dickerman Hill Rd, Tunbridge, VT
Join Rich Chalmers, Dave Paganelli, and Larry Mengedoht at a joint Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association stewardship workshop. It will be focused on how to release and prune wild apple trees to preserve and enhance them for better production of soft mast for wildlife. This workshop will consist of a discussion on the basic principles, a demonstration, and then allow a hands-on pruning session for those that want to practice. Please feel free to bring your own pruning and safety equipment. Contact with questions. FREE.

Partner Associations Calendars and Events:

Working Woodlands Workshops by Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park

Animal Tracking
Saturday Feb 25th, 2017

Wilderness First Aid with SOLO
Saturday and Sunday, Feb 11th and 12th, 2017 (Fee $160)

GPS 101
Saturday March 11th, 2017

Early Birds
Saturday April 29, 2017

Spring Wildflowers
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 9am–11pm


Vermont Invasives:

Master Gardener Online Course
Feb. 7 - May 16, Tuesdays


Northwoods Stewardship Center:

Game of Logging Levels 1/2
April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Vermont Family Forests:
Cost per training session level: $190
Level I: April 6, 2017 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate April 13
Level I: April 13, 2017 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate April 20
Level II: April 20, 2017 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate April 27


Audubon Vermont:

Winter Bird Monitoring Walk: Great Backyard Birdcount
Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:00am - 10:00am
Huntington, Vermont

Timber Harvesting with Birds in Mind
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Stowe, Vermont

Vermont Land Trust

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UVM Extension Vermont Forestry Outreach Education Initiative:

Vermont Arbor Day Conference
May 4, 2017 8:30-4:00

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.

ForestConnect Webinars
ForestConnect is an educational program of the forestry extension and applied research group at Cornell University and through Cornell Cooperative Extension.


Women Owning Woodlands Workshop participants at Hulbert Outdoor Center