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23
October

Leaf off invasive plant ID at the Ellis Town Forest in Randolph With AJ Follensbee, the Windsor/Orange County Forest

Saturday, October 23, 9–11 AM Join this workshop at the Ellis Town Forest to learn how to identify invasive plants in late fall, when our native plants have dropped their leaves. This workshop will also cover different methods for invasive plant control….

18
October

Act 171: Selecting Forest Blocks & Habitat Connectors for Your Town Plan – Webinar

Monday, October 18, 7 PM-8 PM Or Wednesday, November 17, 1 PM- 2 PM Act 171 requires towns to identify and protect forest blocks and habitat connectors. But what exactly does that mean? And how do you figure out which blocks and…

16
October

Alternative Approaches to Stumpage Payment Systems for Loggers

Saturday 10/16/21 9 AM-12 PM This woodlot tour will explore the economics of working in the woods in VT, with an emphasis on how payment for loggers affects the final product. Topics discussed include current market trends in wood pricing, current stumpage rates…

15
October

Natural Resources Inventories – Webinar

Friday, October 15, 2021 11 AM- 12 PM For towns, organizations, and landowners looking to better understand their land, conducting a Natural Resources Inventory is a great place to start. Whether you are interested in wildlife, wetlands, or forest blocks, a natural resources inventory…

13
October

Session #4: Technical and Financial Assistance for RCPs, Conservation Partners, and Landowners.

October 13, from 2-3:30 pm ET For many landowners, a barrier to managing their forest with birds in mind is understanding where to begin and how to make it financially viable. Fortunately, there are many NGOs, government agencies, consulting foresters, and other…

9
October

Tree Identification: Fall Foliage & Phenology – In-Person

October 9, 10-11:30 AM Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Woodstock, VT. The leaves are changing colors and the landscape is a beautiful array of yellow, red, and orange. Some trees have already dropped all their leaves, others are just beginning to change. Do…

9
October

Annual Meeting

We are ready to see you all again at our first in-person gathering since March 2020 that promises to be a fun-filled and celebratory day! As the title says, it’s our 2021 Annual Meeting …. And MORE! Click here to go to…

7
October

Starting Your Town Conservation Fund – Webinar

Thursday, October 7 Or Thursday, December 2 Did you know that towns can establish dedicated funds to pay for conservation? Join Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Community Wildlife Program to learn about what it takes to start a Conservation Fund, where the…

29
September

Session #3: Bird-Friendly Forestry Practices and Strategies for Landowners.

September 29, from 2-3:15 pm ET Managing a forest with birds in mind is compatible with many other landowner objectives. This webinar will explore specific forest management activities and silvicultural options designed to enhance bird habitat while also achieving timber and non-timber…

25
September

Climate Adaptability As Part of A Woodlot Management Plan

Saturday 9/25/21 9 AM – 12 PM During this woodlot tour, we will walk a woodlot in which climate adaptability is one of the multiple management goals. Participants will hear about some simple methods to begin thinking about carbon sequestration and storage…

25
September

Audubon Bird and Barn Festival

Saturday, September 25, 2021 10 am-3 pm Join us for a celebration of birds and the grand re-opening of our renovated Education Barn! Fun for the whole family! Birding events, live birds, bird banding, face painting, naturalist-led walks, bird sculpture carving, scavenger hunts,…