Working Woodlands Workshops

Sustainable Forestry discussion
Informative, hands-on and exciting workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Working Woodlands Workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical park. Come learn from forestry professionals, scientists, landowners and inspiring community members. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, sawmilling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help you understand, manage, conserve and experience woodlands. Our winter workshops are co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.
 
Animal tracks in snow next to a footprint
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Animal Tracking

Working Woodlands Workshop

Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 9am - 1pm

Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.

Fee: No cost

Reservations: Please pre-register as space is limited. Contact us at the National Park (information below) to reserve your space. Be sure to tell us how many are coming.


Who’s walking in the woods? Join us for this 4-hour workshop to learn the tracks and signs of many common Vermont mammals, including fisher, red fox, bobcat, and many more! NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron will begin the workshop with an indoor discussion, and then head outdoors to put your new skills to the test on park trails. All ages are welcome!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle, snack, and snowshoes if possible. Adult and children’s snowshoes are available if needed. Event will continue snow or shine! Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

Contact: To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us

 
Woman examining Hemlock branch for signs of Woolly Adelgid
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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring

Working Woodlands Workshop

Saturday, February 24, 2018 9am - Noon

Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.

Fee: No cost

Reservations: Please pre-register as space is limited. Contact us at the National Park (information below) to reserve your space. Be sure to tell us how many are coming.

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected in southern Vermont, including Windsor County. Join us for this 3-hour workshop to learn how to identify HWA-infested hemlocks and what landowners can do to detect and slow the spread of this insect pest. Jim Esden, forester with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, will begin the workshop with an indoor discussion, and then head outdoors to use state-wide surveying protocol to monitor the park’s hemlocks. All ages are welcome!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle, snack, and snowshoes if possible. Adult and children’s snowshoes are available if needed. Event will continue snow or shine! Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association. This event is eligible for CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters and has been assigned three (3.0) Category 1 credits.


Contact: To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us

 
Forest in Winter sun shining through trees
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Climate Change

Working Woodlands Workshop

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 10am - Noon

Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.

Fee: No cost

Reservations: Please pre-register as space is limited. Contact us at the National Park (information below) to reserve your space. Be sure to tell us how many are coming.

Warming winters? Stronger storms? Ferocious fires? Tackle these subjects and more in a 2-hour presentation about climate change given by NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron. This interactive multimedia presentation will focus on the science behind our changing climate and how northeastern forests may be impacted. Questions and discussion are welcome. Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association. This event is eligible for CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters and has been assigned two (2.0) Category 1 credits.

Contact: To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us

Last updated: February 6, 2018

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54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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