Vermont Woodlands Conference

April 13, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Vermont State University
$20 - $50
Vermont Woodlands Association

Vermont Woodland Association will hold its Woodlands Conference & Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 13th, at Vermont State University in Randolph, VT from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Conference Schedule

8:30 am    Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am    Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am    A Career and Call to Action: Stories of Stewardship and Conservation —Nancy Patch, County Forester, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

10:00 am   Woodland Streams: The Past, Present and Future — Shayne Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy

11:00 am    Managing Our Forests for Extreme Weather —Steve Roberge, UNH Extension

11:45 am   State of the Forests and Forestry Policy: State, Regional and National Updates

12:15 pm    Lunch, VWA Annual Meeting and Tree Farm Awards Ceremony 

1:30 pm    Stewardship Concurrent Session 1: Programs, Practices and Tools

2:15 pm    Stewardship Concurrent Session 2: Programs, Practices and Tools

3:15 pm   Closing: Rays of Hope and Celebration — Charlie Hancock, consulting forester

4:00 pm    Safe Travels

Afternoon Stewardship Sessions include

·     Managing Invasive Plants: A panel of practitioners and landowners

·     Reserve Forestland Category Q&A

·     Best Practices for Tree Planting

·     Deciding the Future of Your Land

·     Getting Started as a Vermont Tree Farmer

·     Improving Wildlife Habitat through NRCS

Pre-registration is required. Please register by April 1st. The registration fee is:

$35 for VWA Members and VT Tree Farmers (and their guests)

$50 for Others (and their guests)

$20 for Students


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