2020 VWA Annual Meeting

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2020 VWA Annual Meeting

Please note: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the State of Emergency in Vermont and across the country, the VWA Annual meeting for April 4th will be postponed to a later date. We are currently assessing our options and working on revising our agenda. The new agenda will include a tribute to Put Blodgett,

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Training: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Monitoring Workshop

Saturday, February 29th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Holley Hall, 1 South Street, Bristol VT Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected on hemlock trees in southern Vermont. Learn to monitor and slow the spread of this invasive insect, with Jim Esden, State Protection Forester, and Caitlin Cusack,

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Training: How to Conduct an Ash Tree Inventory for your Town using Collector ArcGIS

Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 10:15am to 12:45pm Rockingham Free Library Conducting an ash tree inventory is the first step for municipalities to determine how they will manage the trees in their public right-of-ways. This hands-on workshop with Joanne Garton, Technical Assistance Coordinator, VT Urban and Community Forestry Program, will train participants to conduct a community ash tree

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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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2020 Vermont Farm Show

Come visit VWA at this year’s Vermont Farm Show at Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, Essex, VT! Get access to the most innovative companies doing business on behalf of agriculturists, spend the day visiting vendors and attending organizational meetings, and visit contest displays where you can see award winning examples of Vermont’s best maple syrup, Christmas trees,

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Climate Change: Past, Present and Possible Futures of Global Climate

Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron on Saturday, January 11th, 9-11am for a 2-hour presentation that explores Earth’s past, current, and possible future climate. Also learn about the latest findings and most promising ways being explored to drastically reduce our climate changing greenhouse gas emissions. Questions encouraged and welcomed. Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller

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Public Hearing on Rural Economic Development

The Rural Economic Development Working Group (REDWnG) of the Vermont House of Representatives invites Vermonters to share thoughts on how to sustain and grow the economy in rural areas of the state. In 2017 RDWnG hosted a public hearing before the start of the 2018 legislative session. As a result of the hearing, members of RDWnG proposed

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Winter Forest Ecology Walk

Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper for an educational walk of Ethan Allen Park in partnership with City Market. Tapper’s work focuses on advising landowners and municipalities on how to manage forests responsibly for multiple resources and benefits, like wildlife habitat, renewable forest products, ecosystem services and carbon sequestration and storage in light of the

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Advanced Logger Safety

This program reviews the basics for First Aid Rural environment care. In addition, the bulk of the program, through hands on team approach training, will be on how to make critical lifesaving decisions with specific emphasis on “Move or NOT Move.” This training is open to all people who have completed the Introduction to Mechanized Logging

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