Backyard Woods Program

Do you own less than 25 acres and are interested in learning more about your woods?

Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods?

Then you may be interested in the  Backyard Woods Program.

 

The Vermont Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online program that, using a combination of video's, webinars, discussion forums, and weekly activities, explores the following themes:

  • An Introduction to Your Backyard and Beyond
  • Getting to Know Your Woods
  • Backyard Woods Projects
  • Developing a Backyard Woods Action Plan

By the end of the program participants will:

  • Understand why their backyard woods matter, the benefits it provides, and how it contributes to Vermont’s forest landscape.
  • Identify natural history and cultural features in their backyard woods.
  • Identify and rank stewardship goals and objectives for their property.
  • Develop a stewardship action plan with a project schedule and plan for implementing stewardship activities.
  • Increase awareness and connection to resources and organizations available to assist landowners in post-course activities.

Fall 2018

Stay tuned for course registration!

The Vermont Backyard Woods Program is a collaborative effort between UVM Extension, VT Department Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Vermont Woodlands Association, VT Coverts, and VT Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

PLANT. LIVE. GROW.