Forests, Fields, and Floodplains workshop

Forests, Fields, and Floodplains workshop

Saturday, September 17

10 AM-1 PM

Hancock Mountain Farm, 2333 VT Route 100 N., Hancock

Looking to learn more about your forest? Does a waterway travel through your property? Consider attending this multi-organization event that will feature presentations and demonstrations from members of the VWA, Vermont River Conservancy, White River Partnership, and Vermont Coverts. The event will be hosted by Ron and Chris Millard at Hancock Mountain Farm.

The workshop will feature several break-out sessions: a portable sawmill on site; and Phil Sweet will give demonstrations using ash, cherry, birch, and spruce logs. Consulting forester and VWA president Allan Thompson will speak on Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) in regard to an area of 40-year-old spruce forest on the property. Vermont River Conservancy’s Steve Libby will share on the topic of floodplains and the importance of river easements. Greg Russ of the White River Partnership will give a session on riparian zones, speaking on how the planting of these zones can improve river quality and help control erosion. Also, a representative of Vermont Coverts will present on the topic of woodlands and watercourses and the role they play in wildlife habitat and migration.

There are no restrooms on the property. The event is free; however, advanced registration is required. If you plan on attending email Ron Millard expressing your intent to attend along with number in your party.