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Basics of Nature Photography
River Ledge Farm, Grafton, Vermont

September 27, 2014; 9am-12 Noon

Join Mitch Moraski of Mitch Moraski Photography for a workshop focused on capturing nature in photography. He will be lecturing about landscapes, close-ups in nature and wildlife photography,
field techniques, equipment and more. His presentation will show examples of his work and technique. Moraski has over 30 years’ experience as a professional nature photographer specializing in
landscapes, wildlife and close-ups in nature. Please pre-register; $20 pp. Download flyer>>>.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Middlebury College's Breadloaf Campus on Sunday, September 28th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Join USFS and many partner organizations committed to supporting this family friendly event.

50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act!




Get Involved with Forest Stewardship at the Northwoods Stewardship Center, E. Charleston, VT
VWA is pleased to sponsor the following events in collaboration with Northwoods Stewardship Center.

Game of Logging Levels 1/2

Saturday-Sunday, September 27-28       8am-4:30pm       $170/level

Sharpen your skills and stay safe in the woods with the nationally acclaimed Game of Logging courses! Sawyers of any ability will learn and practice bore cutting, trigger-release tree felling, saw maintenance and safety precautions under the watchful eye of instructor Dave Birdsall. Pre-registration required; space is limited and these courses fill early.

Natural Communities for Forestry Professionals and Landowners

Friday, October 17th   9am-1pm

Join Eric Sorenson and Liz Thompson - co-authors of Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont, in this first-hand look at natural communities and their enrollment as unique or sensitive areas in Vermont’s Current Use Program. This workshop will present the process for identifying and mapping natural communities, including a special focus on northern white cedar swamps, and other communities that are eligible for enrollment in Current Use as Ecologically Sensitive Treatment Areas. Participants will learn how to identify, document, and enroll natural community ESTAs, as well as learning about the species and ecology of these interesting areas.  Come prepared to be in the woods for 2-3 hours. Please bring a bag lunch. 


Loon to Lynx: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

Thursday, October 23, 2014  9am to 4:30pm

This symposium, sponsored by VT Agency of Natural Resources celebrates the legacy of this landmark legislation and Vermont's experience protecting our most vulnerable species.

ECHO Aquarium and Science Center
One College St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Visit the Loon to Lynx website for details and registration information.

Low Impact Timber Harvest Demonstration

Saturday, October 25th   9am-12pm       $10

Cutting trees doesn’t have to leave your forest in disrepair! This workshop will guide you through a small-scale logging operation to see conscientious silviculture partnered with low-impact tractor winching and forwarding equipment. This system leaves a light footprint on the lands, and is now available as part of NorthWoods’ forest management consulting services! Come prepared to be outdoors and hike on rough trails.

To register for workshops, call 802-723-6551 x115, or visit the Events page on our website



Partner Association Calendars and Events:

Hogback Community College

Audubon Vermont

Vermont Coverts

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.