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New! Shoreland Act Workshop for Consulting Foresters
July 14, 2015
Emerald Lake State Park, East Dorset, VT

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You’re invited to attend a workshop on the Shoreland Protection Act at Emerald Lake State Park in East Dorset, VT on July 14, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Misha Cetner, an Environmental Analyst with Vermont DEC who is currently providing technical assistance for the Lake Encroachment and Shoreland Permit Program. The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2014. Under this Act, all lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres in size now have an established Protected Shoreland
Area which encompasses the area from the mean water level (shoreline) out 250 feet. Within this area, the creation of new cleared area and impervious surface is now regulated. Come learn about what these new regulations are, what activities are exempt, and how one can manage a forested area within the Protected Shoreland Area. This new law offers an opportunity to market yourself to a new set of clientele. Many folks will be looking for professional help from forestry professionals and this
workshop will teach you how to work with this new act. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association and Vermont Departments of Forests, Parks and Recreation and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.


Partner Association Calendars and Events:

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Keeping tabs on the ecological conditions of the park (along with 11 other regional parks) is the mission of the NPS Northeast Temperate Network. Join NETN staff for this two-hour hike to try your hand at the basics of monitoring birds, salamanders, forest health and water quality. Bring water and bug repellant. Binoculars and a smartphone will also be handy. Moderate, three miles.

These workshops are co-sponsored by Marsh-Billing NHP, Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.
Trees and Trespassers
July 18, 2015

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Woodstock, VT
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This month we will be following forest health and controlling invasive species.

Monitoring Workshop
August 29, 2015

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Woodstock, VT
Event Date : 08-29-2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This month is a monitoring workshop to learn what we are following at the park.

Phenology and Climate
September 12, 2015

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Woodstock, vT
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This month we will look at the past and future climatic changes and what they mean for the park ecosystem.

From the Pogue to the Pines
October 10, 2015

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Woodstock, vT
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This month we will look at water quality and forest health.

Working Woodlands Workshops at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical park:

The Future of the Forest
Date: Saturday Sept 19 & 26

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This hiking tour explores the history and stewardship of the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States. See some unique parts of the park and visit stands with active forestry projects. Meet at the Prosper Road trailhead. Easy, 3 miles.


Vermont Invasives:

Volunteers needed to pull Water Chestnut!
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:30am - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:15pm
The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help us manage the invasive water chestnut plant in the southern Lake Champlain area nearly every weekday between June 29th and August 26th.

Forest Pest First Detector Training
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:30am - 4:15pm

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests?

Vermont Tree Stewards Conference
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Vermont Tree Stewards Conference is a one day program held in central Vermont during each fall. The Conference is designed to provide an educational and networking opportunity for the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests. The Conference is open to all and intended to support Tree Wardens, SOUL Tree Stewards, Forest Pest First Detectors, and anyone else caring for canopy at the local level.

9th Annual Invasive Species Outreach In-service
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:30am - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
Add to your 2015 invasive species calendars: the NY Invasive Species Research Institute and the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse are pleased to announce the dates for the 9th Annual Invasive Species In-Service. This year’s workshop will be held on the Cornell University campus Tuesday through Thursday, November 3 - 5, 2015.


Northwoods Stewardship Center:

Animal Tracks & Habitats Hike at Q Burke
Saturday, July 18th, 2015

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Sherburne Base Lodge at Burke Mountain Resort


Vermont Family Forests:

Fall 2015 Game of Logging

Cost per training session level: $170

  1. Level I: October 1, 2015 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate October 8
  2. Level II: October 8, 2015 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate October 15
  3. Level III: Storm Damage Recovery: Safe & Sustainable Tree Felling, Bucking, and Removal in Storm-impacted Forests.  October 15, 2015 at 8:00 am (Thursday), raindate October 22


Audubon Vermont:
Bird Monitoring Walks
Saturday, July 11 &
Saturday, August 8

7:00am - 9:00am


Vermont Coverts:

Cooperator Training Weekend
September 11-13, 2015

Farm and Wilderness Camp, Mt Holly
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vermont Land Trust
Art in the Forest
September 20, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virginia Stranahan Memorial Town Forest, Marshfield, VT
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.