Emerald Ash Borer in Your Woods - What is a Landowner to Do?
Join Vermont Coverts and the Northfield Conservation Commission for a program on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – with necessary information for homeowners and landowners. This program stands alone but follows the November 12th program that covered important background information on EAB. In this program we will focus on issues most often faced by landowners and their forestry and woodlot concerns. Russ Barrett will be joined by Rose Beatty, consulting forester, Paul Frederick, Wood Utilization and Wood Program Manager (who will talk about ash markets quarantine issues), and Chris Olson, Addison County Forester to offer guidance and answer your questions.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
January 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
Hunting and Land Stewardship in Vermont: Webinar and Discussion
Event sponsored by Vermont Land Trust
Want to learn more about the history and influence of hunting on the ecology of our forests? Take part in a one-hour presentation and discussion about hunting in Vermont – with a special focus on the Champlain Islands. Join South Hero Land Trust, Vermont Land Trust, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to learn about the history of wildlife conservation in Vermont and North America, and to hear perspectives on hunting from hunter and non-hunter stewards of the land.
EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country that provide educational information and practical strategies for participants that are establishing and improving IPM programs. The webinars feature smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing specific pest issues.
This two-part webinar series will delve into the special considerations that pests warrant following environmental disasters and emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of vector control immediately following a natural disaster. Understanding what to expect and how to react in an emergency will help people control the pests and vector-borne diseases that may increase as a result of a disaster. Drawing on past examples, part 1 of this webinar series will discuss mosquito-related consequences of disasters/emergencies and the short- and long-term actions that can be taken to minimize disease transmission through integrated vector control programs.
Claudia Riegel, Ph.D., Director, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board
Imelda Moise, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Miami
VLR Virtual Environmental Roundtable on Tree Warden Law
Join Elise and Joanne of the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program for a workshop on the amended tree warden statutes effective November 1, 2020. Learn about the defined jurisdiction of the tree warden over certain trees in public ways and places, discuss what elements municipalities can incorporate into their own shade tree preservation plan, and voice your questions and concerns about the role of the road foreman and road crew in the drafting of these plans.
Please register for this webinar/virtual round table on the VLR website here or by logging into the LMS.
Within 24 hours of the webinar, you will receive an email containing information about joining the webinar.
Presenters: Elise Schadler and Joanne Garton with the VT Urban & Community Forestry Program
December 17, 2020 - 8:30am
FEMC Conference: Revealing a changing forested landscape
Long-term ecosystem monitoring provides our community with the means to explore data trends and discover changes happening across the forested landscapes of the Northeast. While manipulation and experimentation is not conducted in monitoring programs, the outcomes from monitoring often provide the basis for new research questions and innovation in techniques and methodology. The 2020 FEMC Conference will explore the major findings of key monitoring programs occurring across northeastern forests, share research discoveries and how the ecosystem has changed, and identify future opportunities and innovations in monitoring.
Who Should Attend
All policy makers, researchers, resource managers, students and other stakeholders who work or are interested in northeastern forested ecosystems.
Time and Date
Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:30am-2:00pm - Friday, December 18, 2020 8:30am-1:00pm
Join the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation for an update of forestry related programming.
In normal times, we’d be gathering with you at various partner meetings to share outcomes of Department efforts, anticipated action during the upcoming legislative session, and general updates across our various programs. Since we are unable to get together with you at your meetings, we are bringing the updates to you via a virtual forestry community meeting.
Legislative and Department Updates: Michael Snyder, Commissioner and Vermont State Forester
Marketing and Wood Energy: Paul Frederick, Program Manager
Forest Protection: Kathy Decker, Program Manager
State Lands: Nate McKeen, Program Manager
Private Lands: Keith Thompson, Program Manager
Urban and Community Forestry: Elise Schadler, Program Manager
Watershed Forestry: Dave Wilcox, Watershed Forester
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam. Spotted lanternfly was first discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania in September of 2014 and since then infestations have been found in several states, including Connecticut and New York. In the fall of 2020, several spotted lanternfly detections have been identified in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Although this insect has not yet been identified in Vermont, it has the potential to greatly impact both agricultural crops and forested landscapes.
Join Savannah Ferreira, Forest Health Specialist with the VT Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, to learn about the biology and identification of spotted lanternfly.
December 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
Webinar: Invasive Woody Plant Management Part 1
EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing these specific pest issues.
Encroachment of woody vegetation threatens the biology and ecology of many types of ecosystems. The loss of natural foragers, fires, human-caused disturbances, and the introduction of non-native plants combine to impact native vegetation and associated wildlife. Removing invasive woody species improves the function of local ecosystems and opens the landscape to provide more suitable habitat for birds and other wildlife. This two-part series is a continuation of EPA’s tree IPM webinars and will focus on managing invasive woody plants such as tree of heaven, buckthorn, and Japanese knotweed. Attendees will learn the IPM practices used to provide cost-effective management of these woody invasives that include mechanical removal (cutting and shredding), herbicide treatments, fire, and biological controls. Learn how to identify these species and to develop IPM-based strategies for their prevention and control in your region.
The International Society for Arboriculture and New Jersey Society of Licensed Tree Experts have agreed to grant 1.5 CEUs for attending this webinar. Other state agencies are also granting CEUs based on their individual guidelines.