Public Information Meetings: Logger Safety & Workers Comp Insurance Program

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Public Information Meetings: Logger Safety & Workers Comp Insurance Program

In 2019, the Scott Administration, with support from the Vermont legislature, announced the launch of a new program, designed to reduce the number of injuries and workers’ compensation insurance claims on logging operations through the delivery of modernized safety training; adding the availability of loss prevention consultations on logging operations; increasing the number of properly

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected in southern Vermont, including Windsor County. Join Jim Esden on Saturday, February 8th from 9am-12pm for this workshop to learn how to identify HWA-infested hemlocks and what landowners can do to detect and slow the spread of this insect pest. Please

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Forests for Fish: In-Stream Woody Habitat Training

Trout Unlimited is hosting an introductory training on November 6th in Bennington for foresters and harvesters to learn how to build in-stream woody habitat (also called woodloading or strategic woody additions) using chop-and-drop or chop-and grip methods. This is a full day training that is eligible for CEU credits. The first half of the day

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Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a nonnative invasive forest pest first discovered in the United States in 2002. EAB has been confirmed in Vermont and it is important to prepare for and manage the impacts of EAB and loss of Ash trees. Join Windsor County Forester Hannah Dallas for this 2-hour workshop to learn

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Utilizing Avenza Maps & Smartphone Apps in Forest Operations

Back by popular demand is the “Utilizing Avenza Maps & Smartphone Apps in Forest Operations” training. We’re holding trainings at two locations this fall that have 6.5 SAF Category 1 CFE credits for foresters and 8 LEAP credits for logging contractors. We encourage the foresters, logging contractors and landowners that regularly work together to attend

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A 19th Century Photographer

A 21st century podcaster explains how 19th century photographer helped create America’s national parks Award-winning art historian, critic, author and podcaster Tyler Green will be speaking about groundbreaking 19th century photographer Carleton Watkins on Saturday, September 14, 7pm at the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center. Green’s talk explores the surprising relationships between Carleton Watkins,

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Ash & Forestry Forum: Management within the context of EAB

1958 Room, Sterling College, Craftsbury, Vermont You may have attended workshops or webinars on ash and EAB in the past, but we’re taking a different angle with this. Our goal is to facilitate a discussion about silvicultural responses to EAB in Vermont. We will look at the role of ash in our forests, the economic

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Vital Signs Tracking Soil Health: Working Woodlands Workshop

Restoration of soil health positively impacts water quality, reduces the impacts of flooding and drought, improves nutrient density of foods, and can mitigate climate change; sequestering carbon and restoring land water cycles that can cool the planet. Learn about the soil health principles and simple ways to implement them in the backyard and beyond. We’ll

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Habitat Management for Landowners: Working Woodlands Workshop

Are you a landowner wondering what you can do to improve habitat for wildlife and promote native tree species in your woods? This workshop led by Travis Hart, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, will provide you with the basics to get you started on creating a habitat management plan to promote desirable species and

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