Forestry for the Birds: Working Woodlands Workshop
May
18
8:30 AM08:30

Forestry for the Birds: Working Woodlands Workshop

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (map)
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Audubon Vermont and the National Park Service are teaming up to offer this guided walking tour of bird-friendly forestry work. Visit forest stands with recent forest management activities, and gain an understanding of how harvesting trees effects habitat conditions for birds.  The discussion will focus primarily on forest management activities that will improve conditions for declining species and those of conservation concern.  Participants will go home with the knowledge and resources needed to improve bird habitat on their own woodlands. Bring binoculars if you have them and see and hear the changes good forest management can make.

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle if possible. Event continues rain or shine! Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts, Vermont Woodlands Association, and the Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers program.

Location – Meet at Prosper Road Trailhead Parking Lot, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT. From Woodstock, take Route 12 north 2.7 miles from the Billings Farm & Museum Parking Area to Prosper Road on the left (look for a “West Woodstock” sign on the right). Turn left and continue another 0.7 miles to the unmarked Prosper Trailhead Parking Area on the left. Coordinates: 43.638788, -72.553574

Fee – No cost

Reservations – Please pre-register and tell us how many are coming. Contact us at the National Park (information below) to reserve your space.

Contact – To register or learn more visit https://www.nps.gov/mabi/learn/nature/working-woodlands-workshops.htm, call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at ana_mejia@partner.nps.gov

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Invasive Plant Pull-Up Parties
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Invasive Plant Pull-Up Parties

REGISTRATION PERIOD EXTENDED! Register by May 10 to reserve your spot!

Help Wildlife Thrive in Vermont!

Join us at 8:30 am on May 11th in Wallingford or Guilford to volunteer your time, learn about a threat facing our Vermont forests and wildlife, and meet neighbors over snacks and coffee.

The morning will include:

  • Lesson about invasive plants in your backyard

  • Hands-on pull-up party to remove invasives

  • Invasive plant information packet to take home

  • Woods walk

  • Free snacks and coffee

Please register below by May 10. The event is free and open to everyone. Email us at info@vtwoodsandwildife.org with any questions. We will see you there!

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Webinar: Conserving Vermont's Forest Birds
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Conserving Vermont's Forest Birds

Are you interested in learning more about bird conservation efforts in Vermont and how you can make a difference on your own land? Please register today for the next Woods, Wildlife and Warblers webinar at 11 am on April 25!

From warblers and thrushes to vireos and flycatchers, Vermont provides summer breeding habitat for some of the greatest diversity of neotropical migratory songbirds found anywhere in the lower 48 states. Many of these species are at risk due to loss of suitable habitat, forest fragmentation, introduced species, incompatible forest management, and climate change.  Bird conservation in the 21st century requires a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach.

Over the past decade Audubon Vermont has been working closely with landowners, foresters, maple syrup producers, legislators, and others to raise awareness of the important role our state’s forests play in hemispheric bird conservation.  Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont’s Forest Bird Conservation Biologist, will introduce a number of bird species of conservation priority and discuss how Audubon is working with others to help promote forest management that results in high-quality nesting habitat and addresses threats to their survival.

This webinar is free, but registration is required. Please register today at this link.

About the speaker, Steve Hagenbuch:

Steve is a conservation biologist with Audubon’s Working Lands and Healthy Forests programs where he works with landowners, foresters, and other natural resource professionals and partners to promote forest management activities that integrate timber and maple sugarbush management with migratory songbird habitat. Steve is currently a professional member of The Forest Stewards Guild, a member of the Waterbury Conservation Commission, and founder and chair of the Waterbury Land Initiative.  He received his master’s degree in conservation biology from Antioch University New England where he studied the implications of maple sugarbush stand structure and composition on the migratory songbird community.

Woods, Wildlife and Warblers is a non-profit partnership whose goal is to provide Vermont's landowners with the information and resources you need to better care for your woods and the wildlife that calls them home. Learn more here.

Even if you cannot attend, please register and we will send you the webinar recording.

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Webinar: Forest Management 101: An Introductory Guide to Completing a Successful Timber Harvest on Your Land
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Webinar: Forest Management 101: An Introductory Guide to Completing a Successful Timber Harvest on Your Land

Are you a woodland owner? If you would like to learn more about timber harvests, this webinar is for you! Please click here to register today.

Presented by Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester, this webinar will provide an overview of considerations related to active forest management, from planning to implementation and follow-up. The goal for this presentation is to give landowners and laypeople an introductory understanding of the factors involved in planning and implementing a successful timber harvest. Topics will include: planning and preparing for the harvest, understanding timber sale contracts and laying out and closing out the harvest. 

The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Please register at this link.

Even if you cannot attend on February 13, please register and we will send you the webinar recording.

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Walk in the Woods: Tracks & Trees
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Walk in the Woods: Tracks & Trees

Join Woods, Wildlife and Warblers and Lynn Levine for a workshop on Saturday, January 12th (bad weather day-Sunday, January 13) from 1-4 PM in the woods of the Nature Conservancy on Black Mountain, a unique geological treasure, located in Dummerston, VT.

Register today!

Participants will learn to think like the animals they are tracking and connect with the forested landscape which includes Red Cedar Relics. Also, Lynn will give tips on identifying trees in the winter. Participants should dress for the outdoors and bring snowshoes.

Inside Lynn's house, participants will be able to learn more from her collection of scat and fur.

For the last 40 years, Lynn has been an environmental educator, tracker and a consulting forester. Lynn has taken thousands of people into the forest. All workshop participants will be provided with their own copy of Lynn's book to take home, Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide.

Pre-registration with payment ($10) is required. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please call Kathleen at (802) 747-7900 or email her at info@vtwoodsandwildlife.org for more information and to register. You may also register online by clicking here.

The event is sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association and the Woods, Wildlife and Warblers program. We are pleased to be able to offer the workshop at a discounted cost of just $10.

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Webinar: Enhancing Wildlife Habitat (And How To Pay For It)
Dec
13
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Enhancing Wildlife Habitat (And How To Pay For It)

If you own woods in Vermont and are interested in improving wildlife habitat, don't miss this webinar! The webinar is free but registration is required. Please click here to register today.

The webinar will be focused on activities that you can implement on your property to enhance habitat quality for a variety of wildlife, from bears to butterflies. We will also discuss how to apply for federal funding that is available for landowners like you to put these habitat-based activities into practice.  

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Webinar: Do You Know What Plants are Invading Your Woods?
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Do You Know What Plants are Invading Your Woods?

Register Today!

Are you concerned about invasive plants on your wooded land? Do you want to be part of the solution? This webinar is for you!

Please join Woods, Wildlife and Warblers for a very special complimentary webinar. This webinar will focus on identification of common invasive plant species in Vermont such as barberry, buckthorns, honeysuckles, multiflora rose, and bittersweet. It will also cover how the invasive plants impact your woods and the wildlife that inhabit it. Finally, it will provide next steps for you to begin to tackle invasive plants on your own land.

Please Register Today!

About the presenter: Elizabeth Spinney

Elizabeth has worked for Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation (FPR) since 2014, starting as part of the Habitat Restoration Crew and is now in a role as the Invasive Plant Coordinator for FPR out of Essex. She works with communities, organizations, and even with other state agencies to provide information about the impact of invasive terrestrial plants, and connect those people to resources to take action. When Elizabeth isn’t pulling up invasive plants, she can be found gardening, birding, crocheting, or exploring Vermont!

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WEBINAR: Getting Started in Your Woods: 5 Things Every Vermont Woodland Owner Should Know
Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

WEBINAR: Getting Started in Your Woods: 5 Things Every Vermont Woodland Owner Should Know

Join Woods, Wildlife and Warblers for a very special free webinar for Vermont landowners!

Do you want to learn how get started in your journey to enhance habitat for critical bird species and other remarkable wildlife?

Register today by clicking here!

Vermont’s forest is 80% privately owned. As a woodland owner, how you care for and engage with your land can have significant impact on our forested landscape. Whether you are new to woodland ownership, or newly engaging with your land, this webinar will provide you with some tips and tools for getting started, including 5 things every Vermont woodland owner should know.

This webinar will feature two experts:

Kate Forrer, Community Forestry Specialist with University of Vermont - Extension, will provide an informative overview of tips on getting started with your land, including the top 5 things you really need to know.

Caroline Kuebler, Senior Manager of Woodland Owner Engagement with American Forest Foundation, will introduce you to an easy-to-use online tool to help you get started.

Don’t delay — register today for free by clicking here!

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Jun
19
4:00 PM16:00

Walk in the Woods: Active Timber Harvest

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Please join us for a walk on Alan Calfee’s 591 acre property to learn about his exciting work to increase bird and other wildlife habitat in his woods. Calfee has been working with Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers to outline a 30 acre timber harvest that is currently underway and designed to increase wildlife habitat.
Join us to see what an active timber harvest looks like and to learn about how the activities will benefit birds and other wildlife.
This program is free and open to the public and is intended to provide information and inspiration for other woodland owners to enhance bird and wildlife habitat while accomplishing other goals they may have from their land.
We will go out rain or shine and there will also be some off-trail walking so please dress appropriately for weather & terrain. We hope to see you there!

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Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Walk in the Woods: Wildlife Benefits of a Timber Harvest

  • 311 Mooney Road Wallingford, VT USA (map)
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Please join us for a walk at Dan and Pat Stone’s 132 acre certified Tree Farm.
See an active timber harvest that will benefit woodland bird and wildlife habitat,
and learn about their participation in the Woods, Wildlife and Warblers
Program. The Stone’s property has been conserved with the Vermont Land
Trust. Some of the trees harvested will be part of the Habitat for Heat Program,
and will be sent to the Vermont Wood Pellet Company in nearby Clarendon
where the wood will be transformed into pellets that will heat a local assistedliving
facility.
This program is free and open to the public and is intended to provide
information and inspiration for other woodland owners to enhance bird and
wildlife habitat while accomplishing other goals they may have for their land.
Their consulting foresters, Kathy Beland and Frank Hudson, will be available lead
the tour and to answer any questions. *Please dress appropriately for the
weather and walking on varied terrain. We hope to see you there!

*Assigned three (3.0) Category 1 CFE credits through SAF. Must Sign in!

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