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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Hoary Bat (NPS Photo Credit Adam Kozlowski)

Secret Lives of Bats
Working Woodlands Workshop
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Saturday, October 27th, 10-11am


Come join us at the National Park to celebrate National Bat Week and learn about the secret lives of bats! NPS Biologist and Data Manager, Adam Kozlowski, will introduce us to the bat inhabitants of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, and explain the important role they play in the forest ecosystem. During his hour-long presentation, Adam will provide an overview of bat ecology, physiology, and mythology to help us better understand the threats bats are facing, how bat populations are changing in response to these threats, and what the park is doing to protect these valuable park residents. Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

►Location: Forest 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 802-457-3368 x222 or email us at e-mail us. Be sure to tell us how many are coming.

> Read this recent article for more information on Bat Population Monitoring and White Nose Syndrome

 
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Photo Credit: Upper Valley Journalist/Photographer E. Francis

Applying Soil Health Principles Everywhere
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am - 12pm


What would happen if we shifted the paradigm of how people interface with the land? Can we as land managers help to slow water down, deepen watersheds, increase biological soil health and create conditions for thriving ecosystems? Join us in the National Park to answer these questions and more! This two-hour presentation will leave you inspired to get involved in your own backyard, schoolyard, and public lands to deepen the roots of security and community resilience for future generations. Engaging powerpoint with Q&A - all ages welcome! Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

Cat Buxton is a community organizer, compost consultant and soil health educator. She runs Grow More, Waste Less in Sharon, VT and is founding director of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition. She serves on the Board of Directors for Rural Vermont, the Soil Carbon Coalition, and Upper Valley Food Co-op. To learn more about her work visit www.growmorewasteless.com

►Location: Forest 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 802-457-3368 x222 or email us at e-mail us Be sure to tell us how many are coming.

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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