Service Learning Projects

  • UVM seniors conducted a study on the state-owned forest behind the Vermont Statehouse in 2012.
  • All incoming freshmen in UVM's Rubenstein School take an introductory natural history course and have since 2011 worked with VT UCF and the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative to monitor Burlington's urban forest.
  • Students in a Forest Ecosystem Health class survey ash trees in South Burlington.
  • UVM students in a Landscape Design class worked with VT UCF on the Vermont Village Greens Initiative, creating design concepts for 8 greens across the state.
  • UVM students survey ash and maple trees along Winooski's city streets to monitor health in light of the threat of emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle.
  • Students in Community-based Natural Resource Management at UVM help put on the Vermont Town Forest Summit and visit the Barre Town Forest with a resident.

VT UCF is proud of our partnerships with institutions of higher education statewide to increase community capacity and produce high-quality products to benefit urban and community forestry efforts statewide.  Since 2012 we have partnered with over 20 different classes at the University of Vermont (UVM), Middlebury, the Community College of Vermont, and Champlain College to engage over 750 college students with VT UCF's work to complete hands-on service-learning projects, assisting over 20 Vermont communities in stewarding and managing their urban forests.  Additionally, we hire college interns every semester to assist us with major projects.  Contact us if you are interested in exploring how a student project might benefit your community, are a college student interested in exploring an internship with us, or if you are an educator interested in incorporating experiential learning and urban forestry into your teaching.

Explore the tabs below to see some of the great urban and community forestry work done by college students at different Vermont institutions:

VT UCF Service-Learning Student Projects

Winter Term 2017

  • Students assisted the Ad Hoc Middlebury Tree Commitee in developing its urban forestry management plan.

Winter Term 2015

Winter Term 2013

  • Full roadside ash tree survey for the Town of Middlebury and an inventory report completed by students in the January term Urban Forestry course.