NR1: Vermont’s Ecology and Environment

 

NR1: Vermont’s Ecology and Environment

In this course, participants learn important context and scientific concepts involved in planning for natural resources. This course will expose participants to the full suite of issues at play for natural resources planning, from forests and wildlife to floodplains and climate change. Presentations on Context, Scale, and Whole Communities are interspersed with interactive hands-on activities that make this an intensive and exciting training.

Dates: A 2-part series, on May 15 & 22

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Learning Collaborative in Dummerston, VT

Cost: $25

To register, contact Monica.Przyperhart@vermont.gov

The course above will be followed by a second series this fall:

NR2: Caring for Natural Resources—Taking Action in Your Community

This sequel to NR1 helps participants to choose locally appropriate land use planning strategies for conserving natural resources. It uses case studies and exercises to show how taking action can work in real life. The overall goal is to build understanding of what you can do, how to work with different people in your community, how to choose ways to protect natural resources, and how to make it happen.

Want to learn more about PLANNING for Vermont’s natural resources?

The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources are joining forces to bring two courses to Dummerston! These courses were created by the Agency of Natural Resources for those involved in natural resources planning.

BioFinder 2016: Mapping Your Community’s Conservation Resources

Community Wildlife Program

VT Fish & Wildlife Department

[website]    http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/get_involved/partner_in_conservation/community_wildlife_program/

BioFinder 2016:  Mapping Your Community’s Conservation Resources

Putney

Landmark College

May 1    6:30 – 8:30pm

Please join Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for this free workshop! The interactive training will get you using our updated, online mapping tool: BioFinder. This mapping resource helps you find the places most important for maintaining biodiversity, even as the climate changes. It includes maps of Vermont’s connected forests and waterways, locations of important ecological resources, and other information used for conservation and land use planning. By zooming in and out to different scales, BioFinder helps you see what role a local area plays in a larger context.  Find the website at BioFinder.vermont.gov, and join us to learn more!

Everyone is welcome, but since space is limited, pre-registration is required. Please email Monica.przyperhart@vermont.gov to sign up or learn more.

Have you used BioFinder in the past? The maps have changed! Updates include new information, a new online platform, and new, user-friendly tools. Workshops will be appropriate for first-time users or those interested in learning updates to a familiar tool.

 

Vermont Arbor Day Conference

Vermont Arbor Day Conference
Thursday May 4th

8:30am-3:30pm

VT College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

Cost $40, lunch provided

Registration is now open for the 2017 Vermont Arbor Day Conference.  The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is hosting our second annual full-day conference in honor of Arbor day on May 4th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Come learn, celebrate, and network with the citizen tree stewards, municipal leaders, and professionals for our state’s urban and community forests.

We will be offering four simultaneous tracks geared toward separate audiences this year: municipal leaders, professional arborists, citizen volunteers, and general forest health interest.  Session topics include: Emerald Ash Borer, VT Green Streets Manual, VT Tree Warden Statues, VT Open Meeting Law, Tree Cabling and Alternatives and more!

ISA and SAF credits will be available for some sessions (labeled on agenda).

 

GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator

VT Urban & Community Forestry Program

UVM Extension

802-651 -8343, Ext 506 www.vtcommunityforestry.org

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Join us on Thursday, May 4th for Vermont’s Arbor Day Conference!

Windham News and Notes

The scanning of all back issues of the great news letter, Windham News and Notes, has been completed and the PDF version of each issue has been incorporated into this website under the Community Information section.  Thanks to Frank Seawright and Mary Boyer for providing several issues electronically.

But WE NEED YOUR HELP – there are 4 issues missing from the archive  –  It is would be great if someone had these hidden away and provide me with them so they could be scanned and returned.

Vol 8     Issue 1       Jul-Aug 2010

Vol 8     Issue 2      Sep-Oct 2010

Vol 8    Issue 6       May-Jun 2011

Vol 10 Issue 2        Sep-Oct 2012

Thanks!

 

Vermont Arbor Day Conference

Vermont Arbor Day Conference
Thursday May 4th

8:30am-3:30pm

VT College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

Cost $40, lunch provided

Registration is now open for the 2017 Vermont Arbor Day Conference.  The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is hosting our second annual full-day conference in honor of Arbor day on May 4th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Come learn, celebrate, and network with the citizen tree stewards, municipal leaders, and professionals for our state’s urban and community forests.

We will be offering four simultaneous tracks geared toward separate audiences this year: municipal leaders, professional arborists, citizen volunteers, and general forest health interest.  Session topics include: Emerald Ash Borer, VT Green Streets Manual, VT Tree Warden Statues, VT Open Meeting Law, Tree Cabling and Alternatives and more!  ISA and SAF credits will be available for some sessions.

GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator

VT Urban & Community Forestry Program

UVM Extension

802-651 -8343, Ext 506 │ www.vtcommunityforestry.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn
Join us on Thursday, May 4th for Vermont’s Arbor Day Conference!

How to make yogurt and yogurt cheese workshop

This workshop will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30, instead of on April 5. All other details will be the same.

The West River Community Project is holding a workshop on how to make yogurt and yogurt cheese on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30. Come and learn a simple and efficient way to make your own yogurt. Then learn how to turn plain yogurt into delicious yogurt cheese, flavored with herbs and other tasty additions. The workshop will be held in the WRCP kitchen in the basement of the West Townshend Country Store. Please email sally.newton123@gmail.com if you have questions or are interested in attending the workshop.