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Working Woodlands Workshops

Sustainable Forestry discussion
Workshop with local forester

NPS Photo

Working Woodlands workshops are designed to connect nature enthusiasts and land-owners with natural resource professionals, to provide them with the skills and knowledge to promote land stewardship. These workshops are held both virtually and in-person throughout the year. Explore a wide range of topics, including but not limited to wildlife tracking, tree identification, creating wildlife habitat, invasive plant management, sustainable forestry, and much more. After attending a workshop, you can expect to come away with knowledge about land stewardship and the skills to take it home and practice in your own backyard. Workshops are co-sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association, Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife, and Billings Farm and Museum.

View workshops on the park's YouTube Channel. Subjects include: Common Tree Pests, Bat Conservation, Successional Forests, Climate Change, Women Land Stewardship, Forest Birds, Vernal Pools, Wildlife Tracking, Composting.

►Check back for future workshop offerings. For general questions about the program, email us.


Upcoming Workshops

porcupine in the forest


The Ins and Outs of Trail Cams

Wednesday, Februrary 7, 2024
12:00pm -1:00pm
Location: Virtual Workshop

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Trail Cameras provide a delightful insight into the lives of secretive or skittish animals that you may not normally get a glimpse of. Wildlife observation with trail cams is a wonderful way to observe the natural behavior of different species without disturbing their habitats. Join Scientist’s in Parks Education Assistant, Kyle Burton, in this virtual workshop to learn the ins and outs of trail cameras! Cute animal videos will be included.
red squirrel in free with green vegetation in background
Red squirrel

NPS Photo/Gillian Audier

Trail Cam Placement Tricks and Tips

February 10, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Location:
Prosper Road Trailhead at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
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Join Education Assistant, Kyle Burton, for an insight on habitat ecology and tips on where to place your trail cams. This event will include a hike so please be sure to dress appropriately and wear traction devices.
image of insect on tree bark


Bugpocalypse: The Hidden Collapse of Insects

March 4, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Workshop

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The combined effects of climate change and habitat loss are causing a rapid decline in insect populations across the world. Climate change has a negative effect on biodiversity, which is essential for maintain all the interconnected webs and systems on Earth. Join this virtual workshop to learn about the importance of insects within the ecosystem and the devastating impact climate change has on them.
ash tree standing in forest
Ash tree

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Genetic Diversity and Ash Seed Preservation Virtual Workshop

March 25, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Workshop

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The invasive emerald ash borer is becoming an increasing threat to ash trees in North America. As a result, genetic resources must be preserved before too much of the ash species is lost. Learn the importance of seed diversity and ash preservation in this presentation led by USDA Horticulturist, Jeffrey Carstens.
snake traveling through coarse woody debris

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Crazy for Coarse Woody Debris

April 13, 2024
10:00am - 11:30pm
Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
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Join National Park staff in a fun and informative workshop all about coarse woody debris (CWD) and the wildlife that enjoys it. Come to the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller for a short presentation with activities on CWD and then join us on a fun hike to see it in action! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
red pine stand with sun shining through trees

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Arbor Day Tree Planting

April 26, 2024
10:00am - 1:00pm
Prosper Road Trailhead at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
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Come celebrate Arbor Day at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP! European Larch Trees have a significant historical importance here at the park. The European larch plantation was planted in 1887 as a part of Frederick Billing’s efforts to educate people about reforestation and land management. In April 2023, larch saplings were planted to preserve the historic character of the plantation and to carry on the trees’ genetic legacy. Hike to the French Lot and be a part of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller's legacy of forest stewardship by planting a larch tree!

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Last updated: January 26, 2024

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