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January

Winter Tree ID

Join us on Saturday, January 25th, 10am – 12pm for a workshop with Jon Bouton to learn how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on their twig, bud, needle, and bark characteristics. An indoor discussion will…

28
January

2020 Vermont Farm Show

Come visit VWA at this year’s Vermont Farm Show at Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, Essex, VT! Get access to the most innovative companies doing business on behalf of agriculturists, spend the day visiting vendors and attending organizational meetings, and visit contest displays where…

28
January

Public Information Meetings: Logger Safety & Workers Comp Insurance Program

In 2019, the Scott Administration, with support from the Vermont legislature, announced the launch of a new program, designed to reduce the number of injuries and workers’ compensation insurance claims on logging operations through the delivery of modernized safety training; adding the…

1
February

Winter Wildlife Tracking Intensive

Learn how to identify the tracks and signs of the many critters that share your backyard and national parks on Saturday, February 1st, 9am-1pm. We’ll start with a 1 hour indoor presentation exploring tracks and animal movements, then head out into the…

8
February

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected in southern Vermont, including Windsor County. Join Jim Esden on Saturday, February 8th from 9am-12pm for this workshop to learn how to identify HWA-infested hemlocks and what landowners…

8
February

Emerald Ash Borer and Forest Management at the Hinesburg Town Forest

Currently known to be in 35 states, The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive forest pest that devastates North American ash trees.  EAB was found in Vermont in 2018, and poses an imminent and existential threat to Vermont’s three native species…

22
February

Cold Comfort: Winter Wildlife Adaptations

Vermont wildlife knows how to get creative when it comes to the winter months. Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron on Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am-12pm to learn who is active and who is hibernating during these harsh winter months. Ed…

22
February

Walk in the Woods: Tracks & Trees

Join Lynn Levine on Saturday, February 22 (bad weather day is Sunday, February 23), from 1-4 PM for a workshop in Dummerston on a 200-acre deeryard. Participants will learn to think like the animals they are tracking and connect with the forested…

29
February

Trees for Streams

Join us on Saturday, February 29th from 9-11am to learn about riparian buffers along our streams and their impact on water quality. Lisa Niccolai and Ron Rhodes will cover river restoration techniques and design, tree and shrub ordering and planting, potential funding…

7
March

Winter Wildlife Tracking at Saint-Gaudens NHP

Learn about how to identify the tracks and signs of the many critters that share your backyard and national parks on Saturday, March 7th from 10am-12pm. We’ll start with a 1 hour indoor presentation exploring tracks animal movements, then head out into…

14
March

Old Growth, Carbon, and Forest Management at the Hinesburg Town Forest

“Old Growth” is a term that is familiar to many, although most have never seen it. The definition of “old growth” forests is somewhat contentious in the forestry world, generally accepted to mean forests which have developed somewhat independent of human disturbance…

21
March

iNaturalist Tutorial

Join the National Park and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Saturday, March 21st from 9-11am for a workshop on how to use the citizen science tool iNaturalist to collect data and learn about the species that surround us. Please bring your…