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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We Are Now in the EAB Flight Season

The EAB flight season started on June 1st and goes through October 1st and we wanted to remind you to follow the Slow the Spread Recommendations. During this time of year, EAB will be emerging from infested ash trees, logs, and firewood and seeking new host trees and mates. Moving ash during the flight season could spread EAB to currently non

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Bruce and Doreen Jones: Multi-Purpose Parcel

Bruce and Doreen Jones are the owners of 260 acres in Rochester, VT. They purchased the property a few years ago after moving back to Vermont from California. Since then, the couple has been busy managing their land in different ways to keep it both productive and wild. Bruce and Doreen both lived in Vermont

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Department of Environmental Conservation Releases Updated Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the latest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory (1990-2017), which estimates the greenhouse gas emissions across different sectors of the Vermont economy. As in prior years, Vermont’s three largest sources of GHG emissions in 2017 were transportation, building energy use, and agriculture. As shown in Figure 1, Vermont

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Advocate: Michael Brown and Birdseye Forestry

Michael Brown is a VWA certified consulting forester from Moretown, VT where he lives with his wife and two kids. He is the founder and forester of his own forestry business, Birdseye Forestry. Located in central Vermont, Michael services mainly the Mad River Valley and parts of the Champlain Valley and Northern Kingdom regions of

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State Biologist to Discuss Wetland Conservation for Wildlife and Water Quality

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites the public to join the next Clean Water Series talk on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The talk will highlight wetland conservation and is part of a monthly virtual series featuring efforts to protect and restore water quality in Vermont. At the event, David Sausville, a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will discuss a new wetland restoration program. The goal of the program is to improve water

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