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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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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Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety

This is a single-day course that covers the basic initial safety training for mechanical logging as well as new hazards that exist and how to address them. Participants will gain practical knowledge of the hazards of logging and the ways hazards can be mitigated. They will also learn what is expected of the employer and

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Draft Animal-Power Field Days

The Draft Animal-Power Network is excited to announce their 7th Draft Animal-Power Field Days event at Shelburne Farms from October 4-6, 2019. It provides opportunities for draft-animal professionals and enthusiasts alike to participate in educational sessions and workshops, watch demonstrations, visit with equipment suppliers and exhibitors, and connect with mentors. Field days is also a

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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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