Dedicated to promoting the thoughtful stewardship of Vermont's privately-owned working forests
Proud Sponsor of the American Tree Farm System in Vermont
Vermont Tree Farm System


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.

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 above workshops, call 802-723-6551 x115, or visit the Events page on the Northwoods website.

October 29, 2014 Business Skills for VT-based Loggers
This Full day training will cover a wide range of topics, including:
* Understanding and managing your business' books
* Using financial and operational information to help make good business decisions
* Business planning
* Employee retention
* Managing work/life balance
* Planning for transferring your business to new ownership.
Register by October 22nd, $20. Make check payable to LEAP, 41 Northrup Road, Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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.