Category Archives: Section news

Summer 2020 Ridge Lines Newsletter in PDF

The spring issue of Ridgelines is here (no scheduled outings for now, so no outings card).
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Long Trail System closed

The Long Trail System (Long Trail and all side trails) along with several other trail systems on state lands have been closed to reduce the spread of the Corona virus and to protect the trails during mud season, and we ask you to stay off other portions of these trails not on state lands. Please recreate close to home (places you can walk to or bicycle to from your home). The complete statement on the trail closures is here,  the GMC page on its COVID 19 response is here, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation page is here.

Virtual Wildflower Tour (updated May 25)

While we’re all staying home and not doing group outings, Annette Seidenglanz will be taking us on a virtual wildflower tour. Check back daily for updates! Continue reading

(Virtual) Coffee with a Forester

Friday March 27th at 9:00 AM
This and other upcoming virtual forestry talks can be found here.
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GMC Response to the Coronavirus

The Green Mountain Club recently celebrated its 110th birthday and strives to be a positive member of our community. As the spread and impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues in our region we have decided to cancel all outings, events and in-person meetings during March and April. Continue reading

CANCELLED – Bolton Valley Celebration, Sunday, March 15

The 7th annual Bolton Valley Celebration that was to be held at the Bolton Backcountry and Nordic Sports Center on Sunday, March 15 has been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.

Overnight camping? – The Case for Bear Canisters

There have been an increasing number of bear encounters on the Long Trail in Vermont in recent years. Continue reading

POSTPONED: Taylor Series: Day Hiking and Other Adventures in Newfoundland, Canada

The talk scheduled for February 27 has been postponed due to snow. The new date was changing, but we think it is now settled as April 2. Continue reading

Bolton Lodge Potluck held January 26th

Folks from the Burlington GMC gathered at Bolton Lodge on January 26 for the (new) traditional post-annual meeting pot luck and oyster stew.
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GMC Burlington Annual Meeting was held January 18

GMC Burlington Section Annual Meeting was held at the Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington on Saturday Evening, January 18th. Continue reading

Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry Program website & newsletter

The Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry Program website has information and a list of events of interest to many GMCers. You can also sign up there for their TREEMail newsletter. Continue reading

Upcoming Opportunities to Learn About Forests and Forestry

Here are some upcoming opportunities to learn about forests and forestry in Chittenden County in the next couple months, from Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester. Continue reading