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Vermont Tree Farm System

WORKSHOPS


Be sure to check our full calendar at a glance to view ALL EVENTS being offered.
Any questions can be directed to us via Email, or call us at 802-747-7900.

Vermont's Land Use Changes and Their Effects on wildlife populations
Kim Royar, VT Fish and Wildlife

Thursday, 2/15, 7pm-8pm
One World Conservation Center, 413 US Rte 7 South, Bennington, VT
$5 per person   *Co-sponsored by VWA and OWCC and Bank of Bennington

Ski & Snowshoe in the Woods: Forestry Tour with the Vermont Woodlands Association and Northwoods Stewardship Center  Register Online Here
Saturday, 2/17, 10am-1pm  (Backup date: Sunday, 2/18)
A really fun way to see a demonstration forest that is also a Tree Farm!

Co-Sponsors: Vermont Woodlands Association, Northwoods Stewardship Center
* Eligible for CFE credits from SAF , and assigned 2.5 category 1 CFE credits


WALK IN THE WOODS: Diversified Land Management with a Timbersale Tour (EVENT FLYER)
Saturday, 2/24/18, 9am-12pm (Rescheduled from 2/11)
Galusha Hill Farm,  10 Clark Road, Topsham, VT

See how a diversified property is managed on a property is approximately 1,000 acres of forest and farmland owned and managed by Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd.
Register ONLINE, space limited, via Email, or call 802-747-7900. 
*Eligible for CFE credits from SAF and has been assigned 3.0 category 1 CFE credits.

WALK IN THE WOODS: Wildlife Benefits of a Timber Harvest (EVENT FLYER)
Saturday, 2/24/18, 9am-12pm
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Wallingford, VT

Register ONLINE, via Email, or call us at 802-747-7900.
This program will highlight a Woods, Wildlife and Warblers program timber harvest, that is also a Habitat for Heat Project.
*Assigned three (3.0) Category 1 CFE credits through SAF.

Rattlesnakes of Vermont, Doug Blodgett - VT Fish and Wildlife (EVENT FLYER)
Thursday, March 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
CCV Rutland, 60 West Street, Rutland, VT, Room 102
Registration Suggested by contacting the above or Register Online Here

Walk in the Woods- Who Goes There? Wildlife Tracking Workshop with Ed Sharron of the National Park Service (EVENT FLYER)
Saturday, March 10th, 10am-1pm
Shrewsbury Meeting House, Shrewsbury, VT
Space Limited. Registration Required.
Register ONLINE space limited, via Email, or call 802-747-7900.

* Eligible for CFE credits from SAF, assigned 3.0 category 1 CFE credits.

Apple Tree Release and Pruning (EVENT FLYER)
Saturday, April 7, 10am-2pm
Woodford, VT
Space limited. REGISTER Online, via Email, or call 802-747-7900. Directions sent upon registration.
*Co-sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association, One World Conservation Center, Vermont Coverts, and Vermont Forests, Parks, and Recreation

Partner Associations Calendars and Events:

Working Woodlands Workshops at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park

Co-sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association & VT Coverts!

NOTE: Winter events are based at the Forest Center. When registering make sure to get details. Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.

To register or learn more visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm, call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail .

Animal Tracking
Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 9am - 1pm
Registration Required. Space limited.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring
Saturday, February 24, 2018 9am - Noon

Registration Required. Space limited.
* Eligible for CFE credits from SAF , and assigned three (3.0) Category 1 CFE credits

Climate Change
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 10am - 12pm
Registration Required. Space limited.
* Eligible for CFE credits from SAF , assigned two (2.0) Category 1 CFE credits

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Dummerston Conservation Commission

Wildlife in a Changing Climate 
Wednesday, Feb 28, 10 am - Noon 

Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center From warmer, wetter winters to increasingly severe storms, wildlife faces a variety of challenges from a changing climate. Tom Rogers, of the VT Fish and Wildlife Department, will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these threats. We'll discuss how different species might continue to respond to these challenges and what conservationists are doing to address them. $15/session however everyone is welcome regardless of the ability to pay. Lecture series is presented by the Dummerston Conservation Commission and co-sponored by BEEC, the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Proceeds support environmental education projects. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East West Rd., corner of East West Rd., Middle Rd. and Park Laughton Rd. in Dummerston Center. For more information call (802) 257-0012 and leave a message or e-mail info@dummerstonconservation.com. Snacks will be provided.

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Vermont Invasives:

Check their website for the most up-to-date workshops!

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Northwoods Stewardship Center:


Ski & Snowshoe in the Woods: Forestry Tour with the Vermont Woodlands Association and Northwoods Stewardship Center  Register Online Here
Saturday, 2/17, 10am-1pm  (Backup date: Sunday, 2/18)
A really fun way to see a demonstration forest that is also a Tree Farm!

Co-Sponsors: Vermont Woodlands Association, Northwoods Stewardship Center
* Eligible for CFE credits from SAF , and assigned 2.5 category 1 CFE credits

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One World Conservation Center

*For all OWCC events that require Registration, do so on their website, http://oneworldconservationcenter.org or call 802-447-7419

Vermont's land use changes and their effects on wildlife populations
Kim Royar, VT Fish and Wildlife

Thursday, 2/15, 7pm-8pm
One World Conservation Center, 413 US Rte 7 South, Bennington, VT
$5 per person   *Co-sponsored by VWA and OWCC and Bank of Bennington
and VT Fish and Wildlife

Valley Series: The Idea of Vermont
Thursday, February 22, 7pm-8pm
$5 per person   *Co-sponsored by VWA and OWCC and Bank of Bennington


Apple Tree Release and Pruning
Saturday, April 7, 10am-2pm
Woodford, VT
Space limited. REGISTER Online, via Email, or call us at 802-747-7900. Directions sent upon registration. EVENT FLYER HERE
*Co-sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association, One World Conservation Center, Vermont Coverts, and Vermont Forests, Parks, and Recreation

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Vermont Coverts

Vermont Coverts 2018 Cooperator Training Dates
​May 11-13, 2018 - Common Ground Center, Starksboro
September 7-9, 2018 - Kehoe Conservation Camp, Hydeville
Download an application

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Vermont Family Forests:

Spring 2018  Game of Logging in Bristol
Cost per training session level: $190

Level I: April 5, 2018 (Thurs) at 8:00 am        (rain date*: April 12)
Level I: April 12, 2018 (Thurs) at 8:00 am      (rain date*: April 19
Level II: April 19, 2018 (Thurs) at 8:00 am    (rain date*: April 26)
Level III: April 26, 2018 (Thurs) at 8:00 am    (rain date*: May 3)


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Audubon Vermont:

Winter Bird Monitoring Walk: Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:30am - 10:30am
Huntington, Vermont

Bird Friendly Maple Project
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
St. Albans Museum, Bliss Auditorium, 3rd Floor
9 Church Street, St. Albans City, 05478

Vacation Day Program: Bird-Friendly Maple Sugaring
Monday, March 5, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Huntington, Vermont


Rutland County Audubon Programming Link

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UVM Extension Vermont Forestry Outreach Education Initiative:

Webinar: Tree Biomechanics
March 1st, 9:30 am- 10:30 am
Presenter: Amanda Bunce, Graduate Assistant Researcher, UCONN


Webinar: Implementing Act 171: Land Use Planning to Address Forest Fragmentation
March 1, 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Speakers: Monica Przyperhart (VT Fish & Wildlife), Jamey Fidel (Vermont Natural Resources Council), Clare Rock (Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission)

RSVP HERE

Webinar:Ticks, Mice, and Japanese Barberry
March 22nd, 9:30am-10:30am
Presenter: Thomas Worthley, Associate Extension Professor, UCONNNN

Webinar Archive Link

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Speaking Engagement: Vermont's Land Use Changes and Effects on Wildlife
Thursday, 2/15, 7pm-8pm
One World Conservation Center, 413 US Rte 7 South, Bennington, VT
*Co-sponsored by VWA and OWCC
and VT Fish and Wildlife


Winter Bird Presentation and Field Walk
Saturday, February 24, 9am-10am presentation, and ~2 hour field trip. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Conference Room, Addison 

Additional Webinars and Informational Websites:

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

https://www.treefarmsystem.org/timber-tax-filing-for-2015 

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.

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