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.
 
Single tree above hilltop view
NPS Photo

Winter Tree Identification
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, January 6th, 2018, 10am - 12pm followed by lunch discussion 12pm - 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.
Contact: To register or learn more visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm, call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us

The leaves have fallen, and identifying the trees in your backyard can be challenging. Join us for this two-hour workshop to learn how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on their twig, bud, needle, and bark characteristics. Jon Bouton, who has more than 40 years of experience helping landowners see the forest and the trees, will lead an indoor discussion followed by a trek through the park to gain hands-on learning experience. Bring a bagged lunch and join us for an open lunch discussion after the workshop from 12:00 - 1:00pm; hot cocoa and coffee provided!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle 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.

 
Landscape showing creek and trees in winter
NPS Photo

Animal Adaptations to Winter
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 10am - 12pm

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.
Contact: To register or learn more visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm, call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us

Vermont wildlife knows how to get creative when it comes to the winter months. Join us for this two-hour workshop to learn who is active and who is hibernating during these harsh winter months. NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron will begin with an indoor discussion that explores how animals meet their basic winter needs for food, water, and shelter. Then, head outside for a snowshoe hike investigating different habitats. Event open to all ages!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle 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.

Last updated: November 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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