Managing for Old Forest Characteristics Workshop for Landowners

August 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marsh Billings National Historic Park
Vermont Land Trust

How can we manage private woodlands for some of the desired characteristics of old forests?

Vermont Land Trust will hold a Managing for Old Forest Characteristics Workshop for Landowners on Tuesday, August 23rd from 9 am to noon at the Marsh-Billings National Historic Park in Woodstock, Vermont.

At this workshop, participants will learn how to recognize an old forest, what the desired characteristics are, and how to choose the best approach for achieving those characteristics. The program will discuss everything from broad regional conservation goals to on-the-ground details like how to increase down and standing dead wood in a forest.

Trip Leaders

  • Tony D’Amato, Director of Forestry Program, University of Vermont

Also present to answer questions

  • Keith Thompson, Private Lands Program Manager, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
  • Ben Machin, Redstart Forestry
  • Liz Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Vermont Land Trust
  • David McMath, Forester, Vermont Land Trust

This event is perfect for landowners who wish to enhance their understanding of their forestland, old forests, and how they can best protect and enhance the characteristics of old forests.

To participate in this workshop, register at  Managing for Old Forest Characteristics: A Field Workshop for Landowners Registrations (