Webinar Archive

Watch recordings of previous webinars.

Backyard Invasives - Nasty Neighbors

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Presenters:

  • Pieter van Loon, Vermont Land Trust Lead Forester
  • Rachel Clich, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Biologist
  • Jack Minich, VT Land Trust VHCB AmeriCorps Land Management Coordinator

Join us for a virtual walk around the back yard. Learn about invasive plants commonly used in landscaping and native alternatives to create a backyard that is a part of Vermont’s natural beauty.

Southeast Vermont Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association & Vermont Land Trust

Empowering and Engaging Vermont's Women Landowners

Women are a significant and growing part of the landowner population, with women primary owners comprising about 20%, or 475,000 acres of Vermont’s forestland, according to the National Woodland Owners Survey. Additionally, women jointly own 77% of Vermont’s forestland, suggesting they have a role in decision-making on 1.1 million additional acres. I

Join us for a webinar conversation to explore the women who own Vermont’s forestland. In 2019, Vermont Woodlands Association (VWA), Vermont Coverts, UVM Extension, VT Forests, Parks, and Recreation, VT Fish & Wildlife and Vermont Land Trust (VLT) joined forces to form VT’s Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOW-VT).  Over the last year, WOW-VT has worked collaboratively to identify the needs of women landowners. This webinar will share what we've learned from women landowners and provide tips and best practices for practitioners in helping women landowners overcome barriers and challenges women face as forest landowners. We hope our insights into the growing, yet under-served audience will spark conversation, questions, and discussions as we discuss ways we as professionals can meet their needs.  SAF credits pending.

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For more information about this event, please contact Kate Forrer, katherine.forrer@uvm.edu

Monitoring Ash Trees for Emerald Ash Borer

The Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) citizen science project engages people in monitoring ash before, during, and after an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation. MaMA monitoring plots help landowners and researchers track EAB and provide information about lingering ash to researchers. The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) uses this protocol with landowners across Vermont.

This webinar was originally created as a training for professional foresters. VLT Ecologist Allaire Diamond and Jack Minich, VLT’s Land Management Coordinator serving in VHCB AmeriCorps, along with Pieter van Loon, VLT Lead Forester, explain the MaMA protocol and share VLT’s approach to ash monitoring and management. You’ll learn more about this approach to maintaining a resilient ash population in Vermont.

Long Term Impacts & Management of Emerald Ash Borer (Lingering Ash)

The results of 14 years of monitoring ash mortality and forest ecosystems in Ohio and Pennsylvania show how EAB has impacted these landscapes. Rare “lingering” ash trees have been identified and studied to understand long-term survival prospects for ash. Integrated pest management strategies, including breeding of ash trees with tolerance to EAB, show promise in management of EAB. Presented by Kathleen Knight, PhD, Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Update on Biological Control of Emerald Ash Borer

Three parasitoid species have been released in forests throughout the U.S. and are beginning to show promise in protecting young regenerating ash forests. Speaker: Dr. Juli Gould, USDA-APHIS entomologist, gives a comprehensive presentation on EAB biocontrol -- what it entails, what's been done, and what the results have shown so far in this webinar recorded in 2019 for EAB University.

Intro to Invasive Plants

What is an invasive plant and what resources are available to help you fight them?

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Presenters:

  • Pieter van Loon, Vermont Land Trust Lead Forester
  • Rachel Clich, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Biologist
  • Jack Minich, VT Land Trust VHCB AmeriCorps Land Management Coordinator

Learn what an invasive species is, common invasive species in southeast Vermont and beyond, and how the new Southeast Vermont Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association can help you manage your invasive plants. There will be 15 minutes of presentation, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A time, so bring your invasive plant questions!  

Sponsors:

Southeast Vermont Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association & the Vermont Land Trust

Wildlife and Emerald Ash Borer

Alexis Grinde from the National Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota, discusses her research on impacts of emerald ash borer on wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystem function, including the relationship between woodpeckers and EAB and the impacts on black ash wetlands in Minnesota. This EAB University webinar was first presented 3/15/2018

Managing EAB and Climate Change (for Forest Owners)

This webinar addresses how to manage ash in forestlands and woodlots, with an emphasis on conservation.  Vermont researchers and foresters discuss the latest science on Managing Emerald Ash Borer in the context of Climate Change. This webinar is part of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science’s “Forest Adaptation Webinar Series.” Featuring Anthony D'Amato, University of Vermont, initially recorded on July 22, 2020.

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