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Sunday, October 4, 2015
1:00 pm to 5:00pm
UVM Jericho Research Forest, 127 Tarbox Rd. Jericho, VT
Join Mary Sisock, UVM Extension Forester, and Elizabeth Spinney, Invasive Plant Coordinator
for VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation, to learn about common invasive plants like
honeysuckle, buckthorn, barberry, and more. Also learn about how you can get involved at a
regional level with a Citizen Science project focused on mapping invasives. The program will
be a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions. Download registration>>>.

Partner Association Calendars and Events:

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

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:

Bats, Flicker in the Darkness
Wednesday, October 21, 2015; 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Over the last decade, the bat populations in Vermont have significantly declined due to the white-nose syndrome Come support our flying furry friends! Learn about Vermont’s nine species of bats, what habitat is important to the various species, and how you can manage your woodlands and property for enhancing bat habitat and populations. Alyssa Bennett, Small Mammals Biologist and Bat specialist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department , will discuss foraging and roosting features utilized by bats and forest management practices that can be incorporated to improve these features. Weather permitting, we will have the chance to go outside and use acoustic equipment to listen for bat activity on the property after sunset. Meet at Forest Center.


Vermont Invasives:

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:

Educator Workshop: Service Learning through Forest Ecology and Invasive Species
Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2015
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Game of Logging Levels 1/2
Saturday, November 7 (Level 1) and Sunday, November 8 (Level 2), 8am-5pm

Cost: $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 Allan Sands. Pre-registration required; space is limited and these courses fill early.


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, October 10, 8 - 10 a.m.
Saturday, November 7, 8 - 10 a.m.


Vermont Coverts:

Game of Logging Level I
November 7, 2015
Enosburgh Town Forest
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Game of Logging Level II
November 8, 2015
Enosburg, VT
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vermont Land Trust
2015 Annual Celebration
October 18, 5:15 – 8:00 p.m.

Shelburne Museum
Shelburne, 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.