Working Woodlands Workshops

Sustainable Forestry discussion
Workshop with Forester (NPS Photo)
Informative, and exciting workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Working Woodlands Workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical park. 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 workshops are co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts, the Vermont Woodlands Association and Billings Farm & Museum.

During COVID-19, Working Woodlands Workshops are being offered digitally. Workshops can continue to be viewed on the park's YouTube Channel.

To register for upcoming workshops, please use the following link to take you to the registration form. If you have any trouble accessing the form or registering, please contact Joey Sullivan, Natural Resources Management Intern, at joseph_sullivan@partner.nps.gov.
 
Women on the land report cover images
Cover images from Women on the Land Report by Olivia Lukacic
Women on the Land: A Landowner's Guide to Stewarding Her Woodlands
Date: July 14, 2021
Time: Noon-1pm
Registration link:
https://bit.ly/3neqfCW
Live captioning available.

A woman’s relationship with the natural world is often unique and meaningful. For women who own land, this connection can be rewarding as well as challenging. Join us for this special presentation by Olivia Lukacic, author of the “Woman on the Land: A Landowner's Guide to Stewarding Her Woodlands” publication, on July 14th Noon-1 pm. In this virtual presentation, Olivia will discuss the journey of creating her publication and talk about some of the unique perspectives and challenges women have when it comes to stewarding their land, highlighting the stories of women throughout the United States. She will also discuss the various ways you can steward your land, such as passive stewardship, and provide advice for women who own property and want to be better stewards. Workshop is co-hosted with Billings Farm & Museum and co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.
 
Mature Maple tree in front of Red Pine plantation
Maple Tree and Red Pine Plantation
NPS Photo Credit C Marts
Vermont’s First Tree Farm: A Forest of Recognized Importance (FORI)
Date: August 9, 2021
Time: Noon-1pm
Registration link:
https://bit.ly/3neqfCW
Live Captionining available.

The forest at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park holds the special distinction of being Vermont’s first tree farm and is a newly designated Forest of Recognized Importance (FORI), the only of its kind in the state. What is a Tree Farm? What makes a forest “important”? If you find yourself wondering these things, you’ll want to join us for this special webinar on August 9 Noon-1pm and hear from a distinguished panel of experts, including our very own Deputy Superintendent Christina Marts and Kathleen Wanner, executive director of the Vermont Woodlands Association. In this presentation, we will learn what a tree farm is, what features make a forest a “Forest of Recognized Importance”, and hear from Christina the unique and special history of the forest at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, and how it has evolved over time to present day! You don’t want to miss this one! Workshop is co-hosted with Billings Farm & Museum and co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.

Last updated: June 8, 2021

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