Advanced Logger Safety

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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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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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The Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program: Are Your Logging Contractors Properly Insured?

Register Now For many years, workers’ compensation insurance has been prohibitively expensive for Vermont’s logging contractors.  To address this challenge and improve industry safety, we’ve launched the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program.  This webinar will introduce the program, share new online resources, and outline the role of foresters, landowners and contractors in

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What are Mammals Doing to Prepare for Winter?

Hosted by Jill Killborn of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Snowshoe hares change their fur color in the winter, but when does this happen and why? Come learn about adaptations northern forest mammals, and what they are doing in late fall as the seasons change.   All talks are held in the Activity

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Why Leaves Change Colors

This event is hosted by Josh Halman of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Each year the hillsides in Vermont light up in a cacophony of colors, but why does this happen? What do these changes have to do with how a tree prepares for the cold winter months? Come learn these and

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Fish Behavior in the Late Summer

This event is hosted by Pete Emerson of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Like animals on land fish change their behavior over the course of the summer and fall. This may be to find food, stay cool, or to prepare for breeding. Come learn about what fish are doing in late summer and where

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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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