Webinar Archive

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Town Forest Recreation Planning Webinar Series: New Tools for Sustainable Forest Based Recreation

In 2018, Vermont’s Urban & Community Forestry Program worked with a consulting firm to engage 10 communities in a year-long planning process to develop action-based town forest recreation plans. This process involved robust community involvement, with a focus on equipping the community with the tools and confidence in knowing that it is addressing the needs and preferences of its residents and visitors, as well as effectively managing the forest for the resources and activities it values. As a result of this work, VT UCF developed a Town Forest Recreation Planning Toolkit to support all Vermont communities in sustainable, forest-based recreation planning in town forests. This webinar will explore the community planning process and the toolkit in depth. Be prepared to become inspired and ready to engage in town forest recreation planning! 

Presenter: Kate Forrer, Community Forestry Outreach Specialist, UVM Extension

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About the Webinar Series

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for each webinar at the links provided under each webinar. You will receive access information once you are registered. Video recordings will also be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation. Questions? Email Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu.

Check out the rest of the Town Forest Recreation Planning Webinar Series here.

Arbor Day Webinar Series: Rural Road Resilient Right-of-Ways

Rural roadside vegetation shapes our towns, shades our backroads, livens our landscapes, and grows character in our front yards. Management of town roadside is largely at the discretion of a few individuals in each town; as such, it’s no surprise that towns handle their municipal right-of-ways differently from each other. Learn about the elements of a backroad that towns value and manage, the processes that make roadside vegetation management cooperative, and the partners you need to engage to plan thoughtfully for resilient roadside trees.

Presenter: Joanne Garton, Technical Assistance Coordinator, VT Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

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About the Webinar Series

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for each webinar at the links provided under each webinar. You will receive access information once you are registered. Video recordings will also be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation. Questions? Email Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu.

Check out the rest of the Arbor Day Webinar Series here.

Arbor Day Webinar Series: Edible Landscapes and Soil Health

What would happen if we shifted the paradigm of how people interface with the land? Can we as gardeners and land managers help to slow water down, deepen watersheds, increase biological soil health and create conditions for thriving ecosystems, all while providing food and flowers for humans and wildlife? When we listen carefully to nature, we are shown what is possible. This presentation will deepen your interest in building healthy soil and leave you inspired to get involved in your own backyard, schoolyard, town forest and public lands to deepen the roots of security and community resilience for future generations.

Presenter: Cat Buxton, Grow More, Waste Less | Food Systems Consulting

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

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About the Webinar Series

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for each webinar at the links provided under each webinar. You will receive access information once you are registered. Video recordings will also be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation. Questions? Email Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu.

Check out the rest of the Arbor Day Webinar Series here.

Arbor Day Webinar Series: The Resurgence of Red Spruce

The decline and resurgence of red spruce provides the best documented example of the impacts of acid deposition on a tree species in the United States. This presentation will describe the 50+ years of science documenting this changing trajectory for red spruce and highlight connections to other tree species and the possible influence of new factors, including climate change.

Presenter: Paul Schaberg, Plant Physiologist, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Burlington, VT

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

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About the Webinar Series

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for each webinar at the links provided under each webinar. You will receive access information once you are registered. Video recordings will also be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation. Questions? Email Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu.

Check out the rest of the Arbor Day Webinar Series here.

Arbor Day Webinar Series: Forest Pests and Diseases

Join this session to learn about beech leaf disease and pine pathogens. Forest Health Specialist, Savannah Ferreria will cover the threats these pests and diseases pose, as well as how to identify, and report any sightings.

Presenter: Savannah Ferreira, Forest Health Specialist, VT Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

REGISTER HERE

About the Webinar Series

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for each webinar at the links provided under each webinar. You will receive access information once you are registered. Video recordings will also be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation. Questions? Email Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu.

Check out the rest of the Arbor Day Webinar Series here.

Virtual Forest Health Meeting: Tools for foresters – Using field- and computer-based applications for success in forestry

The number of tools designed to assist foresters with their work in the field and office is large, with new technology being routinely developed.  This webinar will focus on one field-based tool (Avenza Maps) and a variety of tools for use in the office that have been developed by the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC).  The demonstration of Avenza will lead attendants through the mapping capabilities of the software.  The FEMC software presented will include their Forest Health Atlas and Forest Indicators Dashboard, which allow users to view historical forest health data as well as long-term trends in multiple tree and forest health measures in the region.

Presenters:
Jon Cherico, Protection Forester, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Barre, VT

Jim Duncan, Director, Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, Burlington, VT

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

Register here!

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for the webinar at the link provided above. A video recording will be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation.

Arbor Day Webinar Series: Managing Town Forests

Over the last century, Town Forests in Vermont have provided many public benefits for our communities, including public spaces to enjoy nature and recreate, wildlife habitat, water quality, and conservation education, among other benefits. They do so while being flexible, accessible public resources to our communities and navigating substantial challenges as differing uses and management philosophies collide. Join Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester, for a general discussion of how to navigate the challenges associated with the management of Town Forests, from planning and outreach to implementation and follow-up. We will also discuss and how to manage these public resources to increase understanding of forests and forestry in your community.

Presenter: Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester, VT Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

REGISTER HERE

 

About the Webinar Series

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for each webinar at the links provided under each webinar. You will receive access information once you are registered. Video recordings will also be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation. Questions? Email Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu.

Check out the rest of the Arbor Day Webinar Series here.

Virtual Forest Health Meeting: The Intersection of Invasive Species and Climate Change in the Northeast

The impacts of a changing climate are being felt worldwide, and the northeastern U.S. is no exception. In this webinar, the growing prevalence and abundance of invasive species in the region, and the ways in which climate change influences their biology and ecology, will be discussed. Examples of work being conducted by the Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change management network will be presented as well.

Presenter:

Emily Fusco, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Credits:

SAF- 1.0 category 1 credit

ISA- 1.0 credit

Register here!

Webinars are free of charge and offered through GoToWebinar. Participants must pre-register for the webinar at the link provided above. A video recording will be made available if you are unable to attend the live presentation.

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