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 workshops are co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.
 
Hoary Bat 500x400
Hoary Bat
NPS Photo

Secret Lives of Bats
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, October 19th 10-11am

Did you know that 1 out of every 4 mammals in the world is a bat? That over 50 million years of evolution have gone into shaping the exotic shapes and behaviors exhibited by bats? And that of the 9 species of bats currently known to inhabit Vermont, over half are listed on either state or federal threatened or endangered species lists? In anticipation of Bat Week (Oct 24th - 31st), come join us at the National Park to participate in an interactive presentation by NPS biologist Adam Kozlowski designed to raise your awareness of bat species (local and global alike) and the specializations that make them both so fascinating and misunderstood. 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, delve into the world of both echolocation and hibernation, and review local species and the characters that make them who they are.

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.
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 email us at leah_marshall@partner.nps.gov.

 
Emeral Ash Borer
(Photo credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University)

Emeral Ash Borer in Vermont
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, October 26th 9-11am

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a nonnative invasive forest pest first discovered in the United States in 2002. EAB has been confirmed in Vermont and it is important to prepare for and manage the impacts of EAB and loss of Ash trees. Join Windsor County Forester Hannah Dallas for this 2-hour workshop to learn about the biology and identification of EAB, how to report a suspected infestation, and what EAB means for woodlot management. The workshop will begin with an indoor presentation and then we will head outside to look at the Ash trees in the park. Please come dressed appropriately for outdoor activity!

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.
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 email us at e-mail us.

 
Drawing showing carbon cycle on the land
Carbon Cycle Diagram
(US EPA)

Climate Change: Past, Present, and Possible Futures of Global Climate
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9-11am


Climate change science is complicated and can often be confusing. Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron for a 2-hour presentation that explores Earth’s past, current, and possible future climate. Also learn about the latest findings and most promising ways being explored to drastically reduce our climate changing greenhouse gas emissions. Questions encouraged and welcomed.

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.
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 email us at leah_marshall@partner.nps.gov.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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