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WORKSHOPS

VWA and UVM Extension are offering the 2015 "Succession Planning Workshop for Landowners."
TIES TO THE LAND: Take steps to guide the future of your land

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 completed

Saturday, May 9 at Franklin Conference Center, Rutland completed

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 Ties to the Land registration form . Registration Deadlines: Monday April 20; Monday May 4; and Wednesday, May 27. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Mary Sisock at 802-656-1721 (by March 25th for April 25th, April 9th for May 9th, and May 2nd for June 2nd).

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Silviculture Program for Consulting Foresters
8:00am to 3:30pm

May 20, 2015 The Old Grey Barn, Rupert, VT

June 3, 2015 The Vermont History Center, Barre, VT

Join David Paganelli, Orange County Forester and Louis Bushey, Stewardship Forester for an interesting and informative day focused on the practice of Silviculture tailored specifically to Vermont consulting foresters. There is no cost for this full day program but pre-registration is requested. Coffee and morning refreshments provided. Bring your own lunch.

Due to overwhelming response a second session has been added for June 3. Click date link above for agenda and registration for each session.

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Partner Association Calendars and Events:

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

Forestry for the Birds
Date: Saturday May 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. - NOON
Tour bird-friendly forestry work—see and hear the changes good forest management can make. Bring binoculars if you have them. A partnership with Audubon Vermont. Meet at the Prosper Road trailhead. Easy, 3 miles.

Fern Fun
Date: Saturday June 20
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Ferns are a beautiful inhabitant of the forest, and Vermont has over 50 different species! This two-hour walking tour will share tips for identifying the ferns in your backyard. Meet at the Forest Center. Easy, 1.5 miles.

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.

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Vermont Invasives:

Managing Invasive Plants in Forests as a Professional: Approaches, Tools, and Techniques
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Managing Invasive Plants in Forests as a Professional: Approaches, Tools, and Techniques
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

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Northwoods Stewardship Center:

 

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Vermont Family Forests

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Audubon Vermont:

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Vermont Coverts:

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Vermont Land Trust

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Additional Webinars and Informational Websites:

https://www.treefarmsystem.org/attend
American Tree Farm System

http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
Southern Regional Extension Forestry

http://www.unri.org/webcasts/
Urban Natural Resources Institute – An Initiative of the USDA Forest Service – Northern Research Station

http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/default.html
Pennsylvania Extension Forestry

http://www.deerandforests.org/
Deer and Forests – would be of interest to some of the foresters.