Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

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Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

Active management of forests, including timber harvesting to meet silvicultural objectives, can influence the transmission dynamics of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a new study by a team of University of Maine researchers. Christine Conte, an ecology and environmental sciences student who earned a master’s degree from UMaine in 2019,

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Notice of Proposed Rule: Biomass Renewable Energy Standard

Act No. 56 of the Acts of 2015 established a Renewable Energy Standard and Energy Transformation Program for electric utilities in the State of Vermont which specifically includes biomass to produce electricity. Act 56 amended Chapter 87 of Title 10 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated to add a new section 2751, which requires the Commissioner of

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NACD-NASF 2021 webinar series

The NACD Forestry Resource Policy Group‘s (RPG), in conjunction with the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) Forest Resource Management and Forest Markets Committees, has organized a day-long series of webinars. The four webinars will be held on June 22. Each 50-minute Zoom session will feature guest presenters and a Q&A with attendees. Sessions are open

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EAB in Colchester, VT

There has been a new detection of EAB in Colchester, VT which has expanded the infested area within Chittenden County. The new detection was discovered by a volunteer Forest Pest First Detector. The Infested Area Map to which “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations apply now expands the infested area in the towns listed below. Towns that have seen an increase in the Infested Area: Colchester, Milton, Shelburne, Burlington,

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Managing for Old Forest Characteristics in Vermont

Managing for Old Forest Characteristics in Vermont, presented by Tony D’Amato of UVM is ready for viewing. Tony is a forestry professor and researcher at UVM and a Bruins fan. It was an excellent presentation, full of useful information. The webinar is now posted in the VT Forestry Webinar Library on ourVTwoods.org and I hope you’ll check

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Forest Health Webinar Series for 2021

Forest Health Webinar Series for 2021 Forest Health Webinar Series for 2021 had its first installment, and the talks continue for the next 3 weeks. Below are links for registration to each. Impacts of a Changing Climate on Vermont Forest Health, May 4th, 8:30-9:30 am, Registration Here New threats to forest health – Beech leaf disease

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