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Identifying Potential Roost Trees for Bats in VT – In-Person

Tuesday, January 25 11 AM–1 PM Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston Learn how to identify potential roosting habitat for endangered bats in Vermont. This FREE training is open to land managers, consultants, foresters, biologists, regulators, loggers, landowners, and more! Presented by: Alyssa Bennett, Small Mammals Biologist, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Please note that this is an outdoor

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Forest Pest First Detectors

February 21 – April 15 This is a self-paced, online, introductory-level course. This version of the course will have a special emphasis on the relationship between forest health, invasive pests, and birds. It will cover the importance of Forest Pest First Detectors and what they do; basic information on the life cycle, signs, and symptoms

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Winter Tree Identification Workshop In-Person

Saturday, January 29, 10-11:30 AM The leaves have fallen and identifying the trees in your backyard has become more difficult. Join us for a tree identification workshop, led by our Natural Resource team, to learn the three B’s (buds, bark, branches) for identifying different species of trees in the winter and learn some fun facts

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Winter Tree Identification Workshop In-Person

Saturday, January 22, 10-11:30 AM The leaves have fallen and identifying the trees in your backyard has become more difficult. Join us for a tree identification workshop, led by our Natural Resource team, to learn the three B’s (buds, bark, branches) for identifying different species of trees in the winter and learn some fun facts

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Old forests:  Mosses, Mushrooms and Mammals

Wednesday, January 19 7– 8 PM VLT and VT Fish and Wildlife will explore elements – other than trees – that can be seen in old forests in winter. Winter is a great time to see mosses, lichens and fungi. It is also a great time to see animal tracks, tree cavities, and mystery nests. Register online here.

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Ecological, silvicultural, and cultural consideration for ash preservation in northern forests

January 25, 2022 12-1 PM The introduced emerald ash borer threatens to functionally eliminate ash from forests in the northeastern United States generating significant cultural, ecological, and economic impacts. Effective insecticide treatments exist for protecting mature ash trees; however, these have largely been considered in the context of residential or urban settings. Given the importance of ash,

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Understanding Forest Management with City Market

Saturday, January 22, 2022 10 AM-12 PM Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for a walk of an active forest management project at the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF). Done well, modern forest management can be restorative and regenerative, helping create more diverse, vibrant, resilient forests with great wildlife habitat, helping forests recover from the

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Status of HWA and EHS in VT and how populations are predicted to change with climate change

January 18, 2022 12-1 PM The invasive pests, hemlock woolly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale are increasing their range in the Northeast, stressing this keystone species. Forest health specialists with Vermont’s Departments of Forests, Parks and Recreation Jim Esden and Savannah Ferreira will provide a brief history of each pest, their life history, mode of

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