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.
 
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Spring Bird Walk
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, April 27 2019, 8:30-11:30am

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is teaming up with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies to help you become a better birder! Join us for a lesson in spring-time birding led by VCE’s Nathaniel Sharp, starting with an indoor presentation and ending with a bird walk through the park. Nathaniel will introduce us to spring bird species, provide tips on how to use the eBird app for birding, and help us identify birds as he leads us through the bird walk. All ages and experience levels welcome!
This event is BYOB- Bring Your Own Binoculars! A limited number of pairs of binoculars will be available for loan. Please dress appropriately for extended outdoor activity. Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.
Nathaniel Sharp is the Citizen Science Outreach Naturalist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies advances conservation of wildlife through research, monitoring, and citizen engagement. To learn more about their work visit vtecostudies.org.

Location – Carriage Barn Visitor Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, 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.
Contact – To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us
 
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Forestry for the Birds
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:30-11:00am

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 Woods, Wildlife, and Warblers Program, Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

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 at vtwoodsandwildlife.org.

Location Meet at Prosper 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 – Contact us at the National Park (information below) to reserve your space. Be sure to tell us how many are coming.
Contact – To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us

 
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Vermont Forest Birds
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:30-9:30am

**Please note the workshop has been cancelled for the original scheduled date of May 25th, it will be rescheduled to June 22**
The hills are alive with the sound of birds! But what exactly are they telling us? The NPS Northeast Temperate Network has been monitoring bird populations in the park since 2006. Join us for this 2 hour workshop where Ed Sharron, NPS Science Communication Specialist, will share some of the findings revealed by the monitoring and explain how you can get involved in this volunteer run monitoring program. We'll also learn how to identify the songs of common birds in the park's forest and then head out for a walk around the park to look and listen for birds.

A limited number of binoculars will be available for loan. Please dress appropriately for extended outdoor activity. Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

Location – Carriage Barn Visitor Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, 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.
Contact – To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at
ana_mejia@partner.nps.gov

Last updated: April 16, 2019

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54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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