The ecoNEWS VT team will post upcoming events of interest to the larger community. If you would like to see something listed here, please contact Shari Halik.
Event start date: 05/26/2022 How are Vermont's Wetlands Doing and How Can I Support Them?
- This lecture will focus on wetland losses and gains in Vermont, measures in place to protect wetlands, and ways the public can help support wetlands.
Event start date: 05/25/2022 Forest Carbon Project Developers
- On May 25th, at 9am EST, tune in to hear 5 forest carbon market project developers operating in the northeast present on their programs.
Event start date: 05/25/2022 World Fish Migration Day
- Join The Nature Conservancy Vermont for an engaging one-hour webinar to learn about Vermont’s dam history and its impacts. You'll also find out how the environmental community is coming together to help remove derelict dams, and you'll hear about a dam-removal success story at Wood’s Lodge in Northfield.
Event start date: 05/23/2022 Lake Champlain Research Conference 2022
- This two-day conference will bring together lake and watershed stakeholders, including researchers, management practitioners, and the public, to learn about the state of research on Lake Champlain and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.
Event start date: 05/18/2022 Forest Carbon Markets Overview and NRCS Forest Carbon Opportunities
- On May 18th, at 9am EST, join a webinar hosted by the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program.
Event start date: 05/12/2022 Opportunities for Climate Resilience on Vermont's Rural Roads
- Join UVM Professor Beverley Wemple to hear a summary from ten years of studying road erosion, water quality impacts, and efficacy of erosion control measures on Vermont’s unpaved roads.
Event start date: 05/11/2022 The Science of Forest Carbon Management
- On May 11th, at 9am EST, join a webinar hosted by the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program.
Event start date: 05/04/2022 The Science of Forest Carbon
- On May 4th, at 9am EST, join a webinar to receive intensive forest carbon training from the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program.
Event start date: 05/02/2022 World Forestry Congress
- The World Forestry Congress is the most influential conference in forestry, serving as the global platform for members of the international community to come together and issue recommendations and declarations on major forest issues.
Event start date: 04/29/2022 Prioritizing and Implementing Clean Water Projects on State Lands
- Join State Watershed Forester David Wilcox for a presentation that will offer insight and strategies for monitoring and addressing impacts to water on state lands.
Event start date: 03/31/2022 Invertebrates Modify Soil Microbial Processes in Managed Grass Systems
- In this seminar, Wickings will discuss ongoing research in his program examining the impacts that soil invertebrates have on microbial activity and organic matter cycling in residential lawns and other managed grasses.
Event start date: 03/31/2022 Clean Water Lecture Series: Clean Water Funded Projects from Start to Finish
- Join watershed planner Karen Bates for the next Clean Water Lecture on March 31st, 2022. The presentation will cover how clean water projects are successfully implemented—from identifying a problem, to constructing a solution on the ground, and everything in between!
Event start date: 03/30/2022 2022 Riparian Forest Restoration Practitioners' Meeting
- This meeting, hosted by the Watershed Forestry Partnership, is geared toward practitioners and researchers working in riparian forest restoration and related fields. The sessions have a strong focus on practice and practical implications of recent research.
Event start date: 03/30/2022 Research Seminar Series: Modeling the Impacts of Forage Fish Invasion and Native Piscivore Establishment on the Food Web of Lake Champlain
- On Wednesday, March 30th from 12-1pm EST, Dr. Lessor will discuss his work that models the impacts of invasives on the food web of Lake Champlain.
Event start date: 03/26/2022 Public webinar: State of the Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries
- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with Lake Champlain United and Trout Unlimited to host a virtual meeting with anglers and other interested people on the State of the Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries on Saturday, March 26 from 1–4 p.m.
Event start date: 03/23/2022 Warmer, Wackier Weather: Protecting NH’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate
- On Wednesday, March 23rd 4-5:30pm EST, join Wildlife Outreach Program Manager Haley Andreozzi and Climate Change Adaptation Program Manager Lisa Wise to learn about the latest projections for climate change in NH and examples of how wildlife species are being affected.
Event start date: 03/17/2022 Let it Be an Oak
- Oaks are superior trees for suburban restoration projects because of their many ecological and aesthetic attributes. Doug Tallamy will compare oak species to other popular shade trees in terms of their ability to support animal diversity, protect watersheds, sequester carbon dioxide, and restore lost plant communities.
Event start date: 03/17/2022 Changing Climate: Plant Physiology, Forest Ecology, & the Carbon Cycle
- Dr. Trugman leverages plant physiological observations, large observational databases, and trait-based ecosystem models to understand the physiological and ecological unknowns underlying observed patterns of disturbance and drought-driven mortality, which can have major carbon cycle consequences.
Event start date: 03/08/2022 GCSE 2022: Biodiversity, Conservation Science, and Climate Change
- March 8th-10th, the GCSE 2022 Annual Conference will explore the complex interactions between biodiversity and climate change, and how these complexities factor into conservation strategies to protect global biodiversity. GCSE 2022 will highlight success stories in conservation that should help guide us toward finding more general science- and evidence-based solutions to conservation challenges.
Event start date: 02/15/2022 Lake Champlain Research Conference Abstract Submission Deadline
- The conference will bring together lake and watershed stakeholders, including researchers, management practitioners, and the public, to learn about the state of research on Lake Champlain and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.
Event start date: 02/10/2022 NH Woods & Wildlife: Live! – Maple Sugaring: New Hampshire’s Sweetest Season
- On February 10th at 10am EST, join Steven Roberge of the UNH Cooperative Extension forestry and wildlife team for NH Woods & Wildlife: Live! on Facebook. In this online session, Steve will be joined by Mark Isselhardt, University of Vermont Extension Maple Specialist. We'll be talking all things maple syrup—how sap flows, making syrup, and new technology and innovations.
Event start date: 02/03/2022 Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services, and Sustainable Wellbeing
- This talk on Thursday, February 3rd 11:30am-1pm EST will explore how ecosystems are connected to human well-being in a number of complex ways at multiple time and space scales.
Event start date: 01/27/2022 Clean Water Lecture: Investments in Clean Water are Paying Off for Vermont
- On Thursday, January 27th 12-12:45pm EST, Helen Carr of the DEC Clean Water Initiative Program will highlight trends in clean water investments, outcomes and the progress being made toward Vermont’s water quality targets over the past six years.
Event start date: 01/26/2022 Efficacy of a Woodchip Bioreactor for Denitrification of Tertiary Effluent from the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Learn about the results of bi-weekly sampling of measures such as pH, temperature, and nitrate-nitrogen/ammonia-nitrogen levels from sampling sites in tributaries that flow into Lake George on Wednesday January 26th, 12 noon EST.
Event start date: 01/25/2022 Webinar: Ecological, silvicultural, and cultural consideration for ash preservation in northern forests
- On Thursday January 25th, 12 noon - 1pm EST, Professor Tony D'Amato will discuss potential strategies for prioritizing ash preservation to meet ecological, silvicultural, and cultural objectives, particularly in the management of lowland and northern hardwood forest ecosystems.
Event start date: 01/22/2022 Understanding Forest Management
- On Saturday, January 22nd 10am-noon, join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for “Understanding Forest Management,” a walk of an active forest management project at the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF).
Event start date: 01/10/2022 2022 Lake Champlain Research Conference
- This 2 day conference on Monday, January 10th and Tuesday, January 11th will bring together lake and watershed stakeholders, including researchers, management practitioners, and the public, to learn about the state of research on Lake Champlain.
Event start date: 01/03/2022 Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Molecular Biology Side by Side
- On Jan 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm EST, listen to panelists and Mi’kmaw Knowledge Holders, Basque, Beresford, and Marshall have worked together on the restoration of the Bras d’Or Lake oyster industry for the past 15 years and will share their stories of their shared journey.
Event start date: 12/16/2021 2021 FEMC Conference: Facing Change: Reimagining forested communities in a time of disruption
- From December 16th to 17th, the 2021 FEMC Conference will explore a range of disturbances and disruptions, identify monitoring that can help us understand the response of the forest ecosystems, and learn about tools and resources available to help communities go from surviving to thriving during this time of change.
Event start date: 12/15/2021 Cyanobacteria Bloom Impacts on Fish: Ecological and Human Health Considerations
- On Wednesday, December 15th noon to 1pm EST, join the Lake Champlain Sea Grant in person or online to hear about how cyanobacteria blooms affect the nutritional quality of fish in terms of their lipid composition and potential to accumulate toxins.
Event start date: 11/17/2021 Upwelling in Lake Champlain's South Main Lake: Identifying Events and Assessing Impacts
- On Wednesday, November 17th noon to 1pm EST, join the Lake Champlain Sea Grant in person or online to learn about the research data and results from the research project “Upwelling in Lake Champlain’s South Main Lake.”
Event start date: 11/16/2021 Soil Health Series - Promoting Soil Health as Central to Ecological Crop and Soil Management
- On Nov 16th, 6-7pm EST, learn the holistic approach to managing soils to support healthy plants and reduce pest pressure.
Event start date: 11/13/2021 The Ecological Buffalo: On the Trail of a Keystone Species
- The relationships animals such as buffalo once had with thousands of other species are being re-established in a remarkable process of ecological healing. The intricacy of those restored relationships is the subject of this presentation on Nov 13th 9-10:30pm EST.
Event start date: 11/11/2021 Webinar: The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change
- When it comes to climate change, plastic is the new coal. Learn more about the findings of the groundbreaking report, The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change on Thursday, November 11th 7-8pm EST with Judith Enck, president of Beyond Plastics and Jim Vallette, president of Material Research and the report’s lead author to dig into the findings.
Event start date: 11/10/2021 Nature Hour: Going Batty - Bat Ecology and Conservation
- Learn more about local bat ecology and national conservation efforts on Wednesday, Nov 10th 6-7pm EST.
Event start date: 11/05/2021 The River Corridor, Floodplains, and Riparian Habitat
- On November 5th, 10-11am EST, hear a panel of planners from the Agency of Natural Resources talk about Vermont’s floodplains at several scales: as part of a larger watershed and network of connected lands and waters, as a unit for town planning, and as dynamic places for river processes.
Event start date: 11/03/2021 FEMC: Tracking Shifts in Disturbance Regimes
- On November 3rd, noon EST, learn about the new FEMC tool: Tracking Shifts in Disturbance Regimes that was created to help users track changes, explore trends, and look for shifts in disturbance regimes across northeastern forests.
Event start date: 10/27/2021 Quantifying the Social Benefits and Costs of Reducing Phosphorus Loading Under Climate Change
- On Wednesday, October 27th noon to 1pm EST, join the Lake Champlain Sea Grant in person or online to learn about how excess phosphorus loading to Lake Champlain has led to increasing frequency and severity of harmful algal blooms, negatively impacting economic activity and human health in the surrounding region.
Event start date: 10/26/2021 REV2021 | Part Two: Building a Just Transition
- The second part of REV2021, Building A Just Transition, takes place October 26 and explores questions of equity in energy and the workplace.
Event start date: 10/18/2021 REV2021 | Part One: Innovations in Climate Action
- The first part of REV2021 is titled Innovations in Climate Action, and takes place October 18 & 19. It brings together innovators who are mobilizing a wide array of strategies, policies and technologies to achieve a desirable climate future.
Event start date: 10/14/2021 An Evening with Dave Goulson - Saving Our Insects
- With insect populations declining rapidly, renowned author and bumblebee specialist, Professor Dave Goulson, presents how we can tackle this crisis on Thursday, Oct 14th 2-3:30pm EST.
Event start date: 09/30/2021 Predicting Soil Carbon Vulnerability to Environmental Change
- On Thursday, Sept 30th 11am-noon EST, learn about the ways soil carbon is protected by interactions with minerals in soil, and how sensitive these stabilizing processes are, may help improve prediction and quantification of carbon feedbacks from soils to the atmosphere.
Event start date: 09/30/2021 Kolshorn Lecture: Coloring the Conservation Conversation with Dr. Drew Lanham
- On Thursday, Sept 30th 6-7pm EST, hear J. Drew Lanham, the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, give the annual Kolshorn Lecture hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota.
Event start date: 09/29/2021 Show up for the Earth: Liberation, Ecology & Intersectionality
- Join Dr. Suzanne Pierre, microbial ecologist, biogeochemist, founder, and lead investigator in Marin’s Critical Ecology Lab on Wednesday, Sept 29th 3:40-4:30pm EST to learn about the intersectionality between liberation and ecological relationships.
Event start date: 09/29/2021 Assessing Chemical and Biological Recovery From Acid Deposition in Montane Vermont Lakes
- On Wednesday, September 29th noon to 1pm EST, join the Lake Champlain Sea Grant in person or online to hear about how Vermont’s inland lakes are changing rapidly in response to anthropogenic disturbance pressures.
Event start date: 09/27/2021 Climate Action Plan Public Event
- The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is coordinating the work of the Climate Council and gathering input from Vermonters to help prioritize approaches for taking climate action through a series of upcoming public events. There are multiple dates from Sept 21-Oct 6th, please visit the link to choose the one that best suits you.
Event start date: 09/25/2021 Growing Pollinator Habitat
- On September 25th, 11am-noon EST, join Horsford Teams Member Tori Hellwig and Ralph Fitz-Gerald for a chat about enhancing your garden through the seasons for pollinator species big and small.
Event start date: 09/16/2021 Native Plants for Birds with Audubon Vermont
- On Thursday, Sept 16th 8-9am EST, join Gwendolyn Causer of Audubon Vermont for a workshop about why native plants matter.
Event start date: 09/16/2021 Wildfire in the Western US: Causes, Consequences, & Adaptation
- Join Cary President Joshua Ginsberg on Thursday, Sept 16th 7-8pm EST for a virtual Cary Science Conversation on the causes and social-ecological consequences of increased wildfire in the western US.
Event start date: 09/08/2021 Managing EAB Infested Ash: A One-Day Workshop for Municipal Staff and Arborists
- The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program and hosts in Essex and Montpelier invite public works employees, road foremen and crews, arborists, parks staff, and other municipal land and vegetation managers to a workshop on Sept. 8th 8am-3pm EST with Emmett Shutts, Regional Arborist Skills Trainer for Davey Tree Experts, to learn more about the skills and safety standards needed to address EAB.
Event start date: 09/02/2021 Take a hike! New England's Roadside Ecology, with author Tom Wessels
- Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to virtually welcome author/ecologist Tom Wessels on Thursday, September 2nd 7-8pm EST as he presents New England's Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region's Unique Natural Areas, which guides you through hikes to 30 spectacular natural sites, all within an easy walk from the road.
Event start date: 08/30/2021 Urban Ecology and the Role of Nature in our Future Cities
- Hear panelists from Aotearoa and beyond on Monday, August 30th 8-9:30pm EST speak to the latest research on human health and wellbeing from connection with nature.
Event start date: 08/29/2021 Introduction to Wild Mushrooms Foray
- On Sunday, August 29th 10am-12noon EST, join a walk led by Sue Van Hook, local mycologist, learn to gather, sort, and identify various types of fungi found on the Paran/Frost Trail.
Event start date: 08/26/2021 How Vermont Landowners Are Pursuing Carbon Sequestration and Storage in VT
- On this walk on August 26th 6-7:30pm EST, learn about why Vermont forests are so critical for mitigating climate change.
Event start date: 08/18/2021 Stories in the Forest: Summer Woods Walk
- This family friendly walk introduces forests’ stories as stages and layers of distinctive plant growth and habitat. On August 18th 11-12:30pm EST, explore the lives of trees, shrubs, birds, and other wildlife within a forest’s layers.
Event start date: 08/15/2021 In the Field with Abenaki Land Link and Chief Don Stevens
- As part of VT Open Farm Week, on Sunday August 15th 10am-12noon EST, join Chief Don Stevens, the Healthy Roots Collaborative, and the VT Land Trust in the field at West Farm to explore the Abenaki Land Link Crops.
Event start date: 08/03/2021 Community Conversations: Planning for the Future of Mountain Biking in Vermont
- Join riders, land managers, builders and other community members for engaging virtual conversations about all things mountain biking in the Green Mountain State. The Future of Mountain Biking in Vermont will be discussed on August 3rd, 7-8:30pm EST.
Event start date: 07/27/2021 Butterfly ID and Ecology with Matt Hayes and Andrew Bladon
- On Tuesday, July 27th 2-3:30pm EST, hear about the roughly 60 species of butterfly that live in the UK. A complex life cycle means that many butterflies are extremely sensitive to environmental change and these species can act as important bio-indicators. Therefore, studying butterflies can help us monitor natural ecosystems and protect a wide array of other animals and plants.
Event start date: 07/23/2021 Wildfires and their Downstream Effects: Mitigation and Response
- On Friday, July 23 12-1pm EST, panelists discuss organizations' approach to disaster preparedness/response, lessons from the Texas power crisis, abating future disasters.
Event start date: 07/21/2021 Light pollution: an environmental issue that affects us all
- In this event on Wednesday, July 21 2pm EST, 2019 Switzer Fellow Avalon C.S. Owens will lead a discussion of how light pollution impacts people and the planet, and go over current recommendations of easy, energy-saving ways to protect the night.
Event start date: 07/07/2021 The Climate Impacts Mitigation, Adaption and Resilience (CLIMAR) framework
- On Wednesday, July 7th 7-8pm EST, hear researchers from the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence discuss the use of data and AI in quantifying climate risks.
Event start date: 07/01/2021 BMP Verification: Visiting Vermont's Clean Water Projects
- On Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST, hear the next iteration of Vermont's Clean Water Initiative Clean Water Lecture Series. Link Forthcoming.
Event start date: 06/30/2021 All you want to know about Bats - A conversation with ecologist Dr. Tory Bennett
- On Wednesday, June 30 7:30-8:30pm EST, learn about common bats in the DFW area, and the ecological services they provide.
Event start date: 06/24/2021 Perspectives on Climate and Environmental Justice on the Gulf Coast
- On Thursday, June 24 10-11am EST, join Columbia's Earth Institute to learn about how communities along the Gulf Coast routinely experience intense weather events and how they can cope.
Event start date: 06/09/2021 i-Tree: Using Urban Forest Data to Improve Forest Management
- The i-Tree suite of free, online software has many tools to aid in understanding local forests and improving urban forest management. At this special webinar on June 9, 2021 1-2:15pm EST, we will hear from the lead Forest Service scientist Dr. David Nowak about what the i-Tree data are telling us after more than 30 years of data gathering and reporting.
Event start date: 06/03/2021 Clean Water Series: Status of Vermont's Inland Lakes: Phosphorus Trends and Protection
- On Thursday, June 3rd 12-1pm, join Aquatic Ecologist Kellie Merrell and Program Manager Oliver Pierson of VTDEC’s Lakes and Ponds Program to learn about the status of Vermont’s lakes. The lecture will cover phosphorus trends in lakes and how we can proactively protect lake water quality.
Event start date: 05/26/2021 Summit on the Future of Vermont
- On May 26-27th 1-5pm EST, the Summit on the Future of Vermont will bring Vermonters together virtually to consider “The Vermont Proposition” – a set of bold and transformational goals for the state’s economy, environment and people by mid-century, and a non-partisan, multi-sector platform of action to achieve them.
Event start date: 05/19/2021 Through the Lens: Wildlife and Nature Photographer David Middleton
- On Wednesday, May 19th 12-1pm EST, Full-time professional photographer David Middleton will showcase his spectacular photos and shares the stories behind them giving an insider’s view of the process behind the image. David has been a professional photographer for more than 35 years and has traveled extensively throughout all of the US and Canada, Central and South America, and more.
Event start date: 05/18/2021 Forest Health and the Vermont Forest Bird Monitoring Program
- Since 1989, skilled volunteer birders with the Vermont Forest Bird Monitoring Program have conducted annual breeding bird surveys at 30 study sites across the state. This talk on Tuesday, May 18 8:30-9:30am EST will present results from an analysis of 25 years of data, highlighting long-term population trends of forest songbirds.
Event start date: 05/11/2021 New threats to forest health – Beech leaf disease and Spotted lanternfly
- This webinar on Tuesday, May 11 8:30-9:30am EST, will begin with an overview of a new disease affecting American beech from Ohio east to New England, known as beech leaf disease. Identification and impacts of the disease will be covered, as will current efforts to monitor the spread and extent of the disease in the northeast.
Event start date: 05/06/2021 Clean Water Series: Reconnecting Rivers: Developing Tools to Restore Streams & Floodplains
- On Thursday, May 6 12-1pm EST, join Gretchen Alexander, VTDEC Lead River Scientist, Roy Schiff, Principal Water Resources Engineer, and Kristen Underwood, UVM Research Assistant Professor, to learn about the Functioning Floodplains Initiative (FFI).
Event start date: 05/05/2021 Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series: The Wonders of Wood Warblers
- Who are the woodland warblers, and why do birders lose their minds over them each spring? On May 5th, 12-1pm EST, discover that these small songbirds are not only incredibly colorful with necklaces and eye-rings, but beautiful songsters as well.
Event start date: 05/04/2021 Impacts of a Changing Climate on Vermont Forest Health
- On Tuesday, May 4 8:30-9:30am EST, hear about how climate change has the potential to alter Vermont's weather and climate in ways that impact our trees and forests. This webinar will cover projected changes to Vermont's climate and how these changes may affect tree physiology, forest ecosystem processes, forest management, and forest health.
Event start date: 04/28/2021 Visualization Tools to Communicate Riverine Erosion Hazards and Improve Flood Resiliency in Headwater Communities of the Lake Champlain Basin
- On Wednesday, April 28 12-1pm EST, join Kristen Underwood and Lindsay Worley who will provide an update on their research to develop a smart classifier of reach-based sediment erosion, transport and deposition that relies on existing stream geomorphic assessment data stored in the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources online database.
Event start date: 04/27/2021 Virtual Forest Health Meeting: Vermont Forest Health Update and Gypsy Moth Impacts in Massachusetts
- On Tuesday, April 27th 8:30-9:30am EST, the first half of this webinar will be an update on the Forest Health Conditions of Vermont from the 2020 field season. The second half of the webinar will present an overview of the recent gypsy moth outbreak in Massachusetts and will discuss strategies taken to combat the insect as well as what might be expected in Vermont.
Event start date: 04/22/2021 Beekeeping 101: A Year in the Life
- On Earth Day, April 22nd 1-2pm EST, join Kim Greenwood, a longtime beekeeper and former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, for a virtual workshop on Earth Day that explores a year in the life of a beekeeper.
Event start date: 04/08/2021 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
- The 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by the Vermont Natural Resources Council is a night of inspiring short films on April 8th, 6:30-8:30pm EST.
Event start date: 04/07/2021 Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series: Surviving Until Spring
- On Wednesday, April 7th 12-1pm EST, join wildlife biologist Tom Rogers from The Nature Conservancy on a photographic journey from winter to spring in Vermont to learn how bears, moose, songbirds, turtles, and frogs have adapted to winter in the Green Mountain State.
Event start date: 04/01/2021 The Clean Water Series: The Multiple Benefits of Wetland Conservation and Restoration
- On Thursday, April 1 12-1pm EST, join David Sausville, Wildlife Biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) to discuss a new wetland restoration program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Lake Champlain Basin Program.
Event start date: 03/31/2021 Fisheries Research in Lake Champlain
- On Wednesday, March 31st 12-1pm EST, hear about how fisheries management is based on understanding the status of fish populations through assessments and research. Ellen Marsden from UVM will explain that research has indicated rising numbers of lake trout due to successful recruitment of young, wild fish.
Event start date: 03/30/2021 NOAA Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Training
- New York Sea Grant is partnering with NOAA and the NERRS at Norrie Point to provide NOAA's Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Training on March 30-31, 2021 at Norrie Point's Environmental Training Center in the Hudson Valley. More information and registration will be provided on the website.
Event start date: 03/23/2021 Audubon Vermont: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Environmental Movement
- On Tuesday, March 23 7-8pm EST, hear a conversation with David Mears and Gwen Causer from Audubon Vermont as they describe the work they are doing to become an organization that embraces and advances principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, as part of Audubon’s mission to protect birds and the places birds need to thrive.
Event start date: 03/22/2021 World Water Day: Valuing Mountain Water: What Water Means to You
- On March 22nd, 11am MDT, this one-and-a-half-hour webinar will focus on Valuing Mountain Water in a global context.
Event start date: 03/18/2021 Clean Water Lecture Series: Vermont's Tactical Basin Planning Initiative
- On Thursday, March 18 12-1pm EST, join Ethan Swift and Ben Copans of the Watershed Planning Program to learn about the past, present, and future of watershed planning and management for Vermont’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and wetlands.
Event start date: 03/15/2021 Religion & Ecology Summit: Indigenous Lifeways, Cosmologies & Ecology
- This 5-day summit that begins on March 15th will focus on Indigenous approaches to biocultural stewardship and sacred sites offer insights to the inquiry of Religion and Ecology, which explores how spiritual beliefs and practices affect the natural world.
Event start date: 03/10/2021 Grasslands as Carbon Sinks
- On Weds March 10 3-4:30pm EST, hear about how functional ecosystems use the sun's energy and interact with the water cycle to sequester atmospheric carbon. Modern agriculture destroys the inherent functionality of ecosystems making the food we eat a barrier to reversing human caused climate change and restoring the carbon cycle. Fortunately we can design a food system that restores ecologies.
Event start date: 03/04/2021 The Clean Water Series: Vermont Pay for Phosphorous Program with Sonia Howlett
- On March 4, 12-1pm EST, join Sonia Howlett, Water Quality Specialist for Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, to learn about the new Vermont Payment for Phosphorous Program.
Event start date: 03/02/2021 Suds & Science With Angela Laws
- At 7pm on March 2nd, join VCE biologist Jason Hill in an interactive event with Dr. Angela Laws in a conversation about insect conservation in a warming world.
Event start date: 02/25/2021 Of Plants & People: Examining Human Effects on Plant Communities in Cities
- In this talk on Feb 25th 11am-12pm EST, Fulbright fellow Dr. Elsa Anderson, currently a postdoc at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present work from Chicago, Berlin, and Baltimore, examining how plant communities are shaped by human activities and exploring the ramifications of these patterns and dynamics on ecosystem function in cities.
Event start date: 02/25/2021 Wood and Everything After
- During the two days of Thursday Feb 25-Friday Feb 26, you will be exposed to the knowledge of leading experts in the mass timber industries of forestry, manufacturing, construction, and design.
Event start date: 02/24/2021 Drivers of Change in Denitrification Capacity of Riparian Soils During Spring Snowmelt
- On Wednesday, February 24st 12-1pm EST, Brittany Lancellotti will share her findings from her 2019 spring snowmelt field campaign, which was conducted to investigate how riparian soil denitrification and its controls vary throughout this dynamic period.
Event start date: 02/24/2021 VCE Virtual Science Fair
- On Wednesday, February 24th 7-8pm, engage directly with leading biologists and be part of conversations at the cutting edge of conservation science.
Event start date: 02/16/2021 Vermiculture and Creating Your Own Worm Bin with Fleet Farming
- On Tuesday, Feb 16th 7-8pm EST, learn about how to help your garden flourish while reducing your own waste. Composting with worms at home, or the practice of vermiculture, is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste while creating a nutrient rich soil amendment for your garden.
Event start date: 02/08/2021 The Clean Water Series: Vermont’s Clean Water Investments and Results
- On Monday, Feb 8th 12-1pm EST, join Katie Bockwoldt and Helen Carr of the Department of Environmental Conservation to learn how the State of Vermont’s clean water investments are making a difference in water quality across the state.
Event start date: 01/27/2021 Environmental Health Disparities in Vermont
- Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor at Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources at UVM will talk about her research examining environmental justice issues in Vermont on Wednesday, January 27th 12-1pm EST.
Event start date: 01/25/2021 Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Course
- This unique opportunity running from January 25th through March 15th, 2021, provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management professionals working in forests and natural ecosystems.
Event start date: 01/13/2021 Hunting and Land Stewardship in Vermont: Webinar and Discussion
- On Jan 13th 7-8pm EST, take part in a one-hour presentation and discussion about hunting in Vermont – with a special focus on the Champlain Islands.
Event start date: 01/07/2021 In Action! Stormwater 3-Acre Permit!
- From 12-1pm EST on January 7, 2021, join Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager for DEC, to learn about the new stormwater permitting rule that went into effect December 1, 2020. This rule requires sites with three or more acres of impervious surfaces to treat their stormwater runoff.
Event start date: 01/07/2021 Awe, Community & the Outdoors: A Perfect Trifecta
- On January 7th, 7-8pm EST, hear from Mirna Valerio, a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultramarathoner, and author of the bestselling memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport in 2008 and started her blog Fatgirlrunning—about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner endurance athletes.
Event start date: 12/17/2020 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference
- On Thursday and Friday December 17th & 18th, 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.