Woodlands Conference and Annual Meeting

Woodlands Conference and Annual Meeting

Vermont Woodlands Conference & Annual Meeting

“Stewarding Vermont’s Woodlands into a Sustainable Future”

Saturday, April 13th

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT

Join us for a full-day program designed to educate and inspire woodland owners, managers, and forest enthusiasts about the importance of sustainable stewardship in Vermont’s forests. Attend insightful sessions, get policy updates, and interact with various organizations offering resource exhibits. There will be ample opportunities to network with fellow members of the Vermont Woodlands community. Earn VT Licensed Forester and LEAP continuing education credits while gaining valuable knowledge and connections to support the well-being of our forests for generations to come.

8:30 am      Registration and Refreshments
9:00 am      Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 am      A Career and Call to Action: Stories of Stewardship and Conservation, Nancy Patch, County Forester, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
10:00 am    Woodland Streams: The Past, Present and Future, Shayne Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy
11:00am      Managing Our Forests for Extreme Weather, Steve Roberge, UNH Extension
11:45 am     State of the Forests and Forestry Policy: State, Regional and National Updates
12:15 pm      Lunch, VWA Annual Meeting and Tree Farm Awards Ceremony 
1:30 pm      Stewardship Concurrent Session 1: Programs, Practices and Tools
2:15 pm      Stewardship Concurrent Session 2: Programs, Practices and Tools

3:15 pm     Closing: Rays of Hope and Celebration, Charlie Hancock, consulting forester

4:00 pm      Safe Travels

New this year, we are offering afternoon stewardship concurrent sessions designed to take a deeper dive into the programs, practices and tools available to support the stewardship of our forests.

  • Managing Invasive Plants: A panel of practitioners and landowners
  • Reserve Forestland Category Q&A
  • Best Practices for Tree Planting
  • Deciding the Future of Your Land
  • Getting Started in as a Vermont Tree Farmer
  • Improving Wildlife Habitat through NRCS

Pre-registration is required.  Please register by April 8th.  The registration fee is:

  • $35 for VWA Members and VT Tree Farmers (and their guests)
  • $50 for Others (and their guests)
  • $20 for Students

Not a VWA member? It’s not too late! Join or renew now and save on registration!

Download a printable registration form

2024 Registration Form.docx