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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

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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Annual Consulting Forester Meeting

VT FPR will host its annual consulting forester meeting on Friday, May 15 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Randolph, beginning at 9AM.

Download agenda for consulting forester meeting here.

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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:

Northwoods Stewardship Center:

Game of Logging Level 1
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Vermont Family Forests

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Audubon Vermont:

Bird Monitoring Walks

Event Contact Charley Wilkinson

Saturday, May 9, 7 - 9 a.m.

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Vermont Coverts:

Spring Cooperator Training
Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston
05-15-2015 thru 05-17-2015
Time : 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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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.