Upcoming events from Forestry Division of Vermont FPR

The following opportunities related to forests and forestry are being offered by FPR’s Chittenden County Forester, Ethan Tapper, with District 3 partners and their members:

Small Woodlot Management
Tuesdays 2/12 & 2/19 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join me to learn about how to manage forests for wildlife, ecosystem services, timber, firewood, maple sap and their overall health. This class is designed for landowners but open to anyone who is interested in learning about forests and what goes into the management of forested land, from wooded backyards to bigger lots. [You can register for this course at https://access.cvuhs.org/registration-form.html]

Webinar: Forest Management 101
Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

I will present a webinar entitled Forest Management 101: An Introductory Guide to Completing a Successful Timber Harvest on Your Land. The goal for this presentation is to give landowners and laypeople an introductory understanding of the factors involved in planning and implementing a active forest management for multiple resources on their land. Topics will include: planning and preparing for the harvest, understanding timber sale contracts, and laying out, monitoring and closing out the harvest. This webinar is organized by the Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program (vtwoodsandwildlife.org), a partnership between Audubon Vermont, the Vermont Tree Farm Committee, Vermont Woodlands Association, and the American Forest Foundation.
The webinar is free and open to all. Even if you cannot attend on February 13, please register and we will send you the webinar recording. You can register for the webinar at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/jln5sska9h76&eom . Please contact me at ethan.tapper@vermont.gov or (802)-585-9099 for more details.

Spring Tree Identification
Tuesdays 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Many people rely on leaves to identify a tree. Winter, also known as “stick season,” can make tree identification a daunting task. In this course, I will teach participants to distinguish between our most common trees and shrubs by looking at the differences in bark, buds, and other clues. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify most common trees in our Vermont forests. [You can register for this course at https://access.cvuhs.org/registration-form.html]

Demonstration Timber Harvests Walk Throughs
March 16th & 17th
There are two demonstration timber harvests that are ongoing on municipal lands in Bolton and Hinesburg, which offer continuing opportunities to engage with modern, responsible, active forest management in an open, transparent and inclusive way, and to be empowered to consider the importance of Vermont’s working landscape and the harvesting of local, renewable resources from our living natural systems. There will be ongoing public walks in Bolton and Hinesburg, with the next ones on 3/16 and 3/17, respectively.

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