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 Anna Marchessault.
Event start date: 10/26/2023 Road Salt Education Workshop
- Winter is coming, so what better time to take a few hours to think about road salting, its impacts, and technologies that can help reduce its use while keeping roads, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways safe? To do this, we will gather at the Hyde Park, VT, Highway Department on Thursday, October 26. Visit link to register.
Event start date: 10/26/2023 Beavers at Brewster Uplands: Reducing conflict and improving habitat
- Beavers are ecological engineers that can create incredible wetland complexes, but when they dam culverts, the rising water can damage roads and other human infrastructure. Join Vermont Land Trust at Brewster Uplands to learn about a strategy that reduces beaver-human conflict without killing beavers.
Event start date: 10/25/2023 Research Webinar: Understanding Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera) Nesting Habitat Selection in Vermont
- This research webinar, hosted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant, highlights Sea Grant-funded researchers at UVM studying turtle nesting habitat on Lake Champlain.
Event start date: 10/25/2023 Fall Farm Meeting with a Focus on Forages
- Join UVM Extension on October 25 at Four Girls Dairy in Fairfax. Owner, Peter Rainville, and UVM Extension will discuss optimizing forage quality and increasing home grown forages in diet.
Event start date: 10/21/2023 October Bird Monitoring Walk
- Enjoy the beauty of the changing fall foliage while helping out Audubon with a Community Science project. Audubon Vermont will be leading a birding walk following their regular monitoring route in search of birds in various habitats at the Audubon Center.
Event start date: 10/20/2023 GundxChange: Biodiversity Conservation in Mesoamerican Agricultural Landscapes
- Alejandra Martínez-Salinas, Macmillan Scholar and tropical applied ecologist interested in biodiversity conservation in human non-modified landscapes, will be discussing Biodiversity Conservation in Mesoamerican Agricultural Landscapes.
Event start date: 10/17/2023 Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems Research Projects Informational Webinar
- LCBP is offering an informational webinar with a question-and-answer session for interested applicants to learn about the research tracks and the new Foundant application program.
Event start date: 10/14/2023 Managing Invasive Plants on Her Land: A Women Owning Woodlands VT Workshop
- Join Vermont Land Trust and Women owning Woodlands Vermont for an interactive workshop that will help you develop an invasive plant management plan, including tips on when and how to work with an invasive plant contractor, and learn techniques for controlling several invasive plant species.
Event start date: 10/13/2023 Learning Locally, Transforming Globally: The UN SDGs in My Community
- In this workshop, we'll explore how to use the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to advance sustainability in classrooms and communities. You'll engage in a youth participatory action research model and gain tools and activities for your practice.
Event start date: 10/11/2023 Conservation 101: How we protect farms, forests, and community land
- Join Vermont Land Trust for a behind-the-scenes look at how we protect land in Vermont with a panel of experienced VLT staff. They'll share how they actually go about conserving forests, supporting farms, and helping communities protect town forests and other important places. We'll hear about different types of projects our team has tackled over the years and how they have made an impact.
Event start date: 09/30/2023 Plainfield River Clean-Up
- Meet at the Recreation Field at 9:00 AM for orientation and equipment, and get assigned to a site. Volunteers should come prepared to get wet and dirty! You would be surprised just how much fun can be had removing riverbank treasures. The cleanup will happen rain or shine with the exception of severe weather or high water levels.
Event start date: 09/30/2023 Nature's S.O.S.: Vermont's Secret Is in Our Soils
- Join The Nature Conservancy for a foliage hike at their Equinox Highlands Natural Area in Manchester, VT, led by Jon Binhammer (TNC VT director of land protection), to explore how Vermont’s soils set us apart from our neighboring states and nurture a diversity of plants and wildlife, from the ground up.
Event start date: 09/29/2023 Narratives of Power: Perspectives on Food System Transformation
- Attend this talk to hear GundxChange with Molly Anderson discussing Narratives of Power: Perspectives on Food System Transformation. Molly Anderson directs the Academic Program in Food Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and teaches about hunger and food security, fixing food systems, and sustainability.
Event start date: 08/26/2023 Biodiversity University: Mushrooms, Field Identification and Fungal Ecology
- In this course hosted by North Branch Nature Center, participants will explore the diversity and ecological importance of the kingdom of fungi. Over this two-day course, participants will learn the fundamentals of mushroom identification through a combination of classroom and field experience.
Event start date: 07/29/2023 Biodiversity University: Old Forest Ecology
- The course, hosted by North Branch Nature Center, will provide an introduction to old forests, including their forms, functions, and inhabitants. Each day will explore an old forest field site in Northern Vermont, combined with time back at NBNC to share slides and discuss concepts in a classroom setting.
Event start date: 07/17/2023 Community Science Teacher Education Workshop
- From July 17th through the 20th is Vermont Center for Ecostudies’ second Community Science Teacher Education Workshop. This program is intended to engage high school science teachers in inquiry-based exercises that incorporate both data collection and analysis.
Event start date: 06/15/2023 Nature's S.O.S.: Nature for All
- Join The Nature Conservancy in Vermont to learn about their conservation projects and the important work of ensuring that public lands in Vermont are accessible to all.
Event start date: 05/04/2023 Interdisciplinary Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop
- The Interdisciplinary Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms (IFHAB), hosted in Montreal, QC, workshop draws in leading international experts into a synergistic forum to share their research findings and discuss innovative solutions to freshwater HABs.
Event start date: 04/26/2023 Research Webinar: Seven Years of Data Buoy Observations—Impacts of Climate and Weather on Lake Champlain
- In the last webinar of Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Spring Research Webinar Series, Eric Leibensperger discusses his research using a data buoy to track climate and weather on Lake Champlain
Event start date: 03/30/2023 Webinar: State of the Vermont's Forest and Forest Birds
- This webinar will explore the overall condition of Vermont’s forests and the current trends in our songbird populations. Participants will walk away with some simple ways caring for your woods can support not only healthy forests, but increased habitat for populations of priority bird species.
Event start date: 03/29/2023 Research Webinar: Three-dimensional Habitat Occupancy of Wild Juvenile and Stocked Adult Lake Trout in Lake Champlain
- In this research webinar, Matt Futia of the University of Vermont will discuss the success story that is lake trout in Lake Champlain and what he's doing to study them
Event start date: 03/29/2023 Black Ash Webinar
- Black ash trees are important trees ecologically and culturally in the Northeast, but they are threatened by emerald ash borer. Join this Vermont Urban and Community Forest webinar with UVM Field Naturalist Program graduate student Charlotte Cadow as she presents her research findings.
Event start date: 03/18/2023 OUTING—Nature's S.O.S.: Wildlife on the Move
- The Nature Conservancy in Vermont is hosting a full day of fun at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center filled with skiing, snowshoeing, and learning about how we can address climate change in Vermont.
Event start date: 03/16/2023 Nature's S.O.S.: Wildlife on the Move
- Join Heather Forman of The Nature Conservancy in Vermont to learn about climate impacts for iconic species like moose while also learning about the suite of actions we can take to safeguard nature in the face of these challenges.
Event start date: 02/23/2023 Winter Birds Field Walk on Burlington's Waterfront
- Maeve Kim of the University of Vermont will lead a winter bird walk in Burlington's waterfront. Many species of birds can be seen along Burlington's waterfront and bike path during the winter. Enjoy a leisurely walk south along the lake from ECHO, scanning the water, ice and nearby trees.
Event start date: 02/22/2023 Research Webinar: Methodology Matters - Modifying the Vermont Lay Monitoring Program to Improve Lake Assessment
- In this research webinar, Mark Mitchell of Lake Champlain Sea Grant will discuss his work with the Vermont Lay Monitoring Program
Event start date: 02/08/2023 "Solving for Z"; A Patagonia Film Showing
- Join Patagonia Burlington for a showing of "Solving for Z" by Zahan Billimoria. How much can we gain from the mountains? How much can we lose? Between our own perceptions and the reality of the hazards, how much space exists? And in that gap, how do we decide what we are willing to risk?
Event start date: 01/25/2023 Research Webinar: Tools to Balance Stakeholder Objectives for Restoration and Conservation of Floodplains in the Lake Champlain Basin
- The first webinar of Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Spring Research Webinar Series hosts Rebecca Diehl and Kristen Underwood of University of Vermont to talk about their floodplains research findings
Event start date: 01/18/2023 Winter Wildlife Tracking for Beginners
- Wonder whose tracks are in the snow or what critter rubbed off a tree’s bark, join Audubon Vermont’s Educator Emily Kaplita for a hybrid Winter Wildlife Tracking experience for beginners from 1/18-1/21.
Event start date: 01/17/2023 Ensuring Climate Resilience webinar
- Is your community prepared for the effects of climate change? This webinar will examine what communities can do today to ready themselves for environmental changes.
Event start date: 12/15/2022 2022 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference
- This annual conference provides an important opportunity for communication, exchange of ideas, and expanding collaboration around forest ecosystem management and monitoring for all policy makers, researchers, resource managers, students and other people who are interested in northeastern forested ecosystems.
Event start date: 12/07/2022 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar: Exploring the Response of Legacy Phosphorus and Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Carmi to Whole-Lake Aeration
- In this webinar, Ashton Kirol of the University of Vermont will discuss his research on Lake Carmi. This will include what changes were observed within the lake due to aeration, why the timing of phosphorus release and bloom activity shifted to earlier in the summer, and future management options.
Event start date: 12/01/2022 All Are Welcome But Who Belongs?
- Panel discussion hosted by Audubon Vermont discusses how to achieve equity and inclusion in Vermont's natural spaces
Event start date: 11/17/2022 Seward Weber Lecture
- At this year’s Seward Weber lecture, Amy Seidl will draw upon her own personal journey to Vermont to reflect upon Vermont’s “geography of whiteness”, and how we might overcome this barrier in order to fully realize the human potential needed to address the challenge of global warming in Vermont and beyond.
Event start date: 11/17/2022 Vermont State of Bees Webinar
- A new report from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE), in collaboration with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD), provides the first comprehensive assessment of Vermont’s bees. This informational webinar will go over their findings and identify the species of Vermont bees that most need our help.
Event start date: 11/16/2022 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar: Winter Mercury Patterns in Lake Champlain and Future Environmental Health Risks
- This seminar, with guest researcher Roxanne Karimi, will compare mercury bioavailability and bioaccumulation patterns in Lake Champlain basins across seasons from the team's field research. They will also discuss the implications of these patterns for fish consumption risks, including unique risks to subsistence anglers.
Event start date: 11/15/2022 Building the New Forest Future Webinar Series: Stewarding Community Forests
- Building the New Forest Future is a webinar series that amplifies stories, practices, and lessons from rural community development in the Northern Forest. In this webinar, expert panelists will discuss the value of community owned and managed forests and how to develop them with practitioners from across the region.
Event start date: 11/02/2022 Emerald Ash Borer and You: Managing Ash Trees On Your Property
- Join us for a look at EAB’s evolution in Vermont and learn how to assess your backyard and your forest. We will help you learn what to look for, how to assess your risk, and how to decide whether to cut, treat, or ignore your ash trees as EAB spreads. We will also take some time to discuss the ecological and cultural importance of black ash and what might be done to try to preserve this species.
Event start date: 10/29/2022 Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer: Joel Sartore
- A virtual and in-person presentation by Joel Sartore, the keynote speaker at this year's Vermont International Film Festival. Joel is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world.
Event start date: 10/26/2022 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar: Cyanobacteria Bloom Impacts on Fish: Ecological and Human Health Considerations
- This research webinar will review Vermont Water Center funded research by Natalie Flores. It will highlight the research questions, preliminary results, and what the results could mean for aquatic ecosystems and human health.
Event start date: 10/15/2022 Abenaki Campfires With Chief Don Stevens: Woodland Wildlife
- Gather around a fall campfire to learn more about Abenaki Culture with Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation. Don will share stories, artifacts, drumming, songs, and culture of the Abenaki people.
Event start date: 10/01/2022 Fall Forest Bathing 2022
- Come experience nature in new and deeply familiar ways with the practice of forest bathing. A different act than other nature connection experiences such as hiking, birding, or tree identifying, in forest bathing you are invited to slow down with intentionality and mindfulness to engage your traditional five senses and beyond.
Event start date: 09/28/2022 Research webinar: How effective are subsurface gravel wetlands at treating stormwater runoff in Vermont
- This one hour webinar hosted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant will review a Lake Champlain Sea Grant funded research project led by Andres Torrizzo of Watershed Consulting. The presentation will review the 2020-2021 performance data on the flow attenuation and phosphorus capture of the two gravel wetlands selected for this study and introduce design recommendations to improve future gravel wetlands.
Event start date: 09/24/2022 Art In Nature Workshop
- This workshop with Ariel K McKnight Burgess explores the connection between art and nature and deepens your connection to and observations of the natural world through journaling.
Event start date: 09/18/2022 Autumn Wild Mushroom Foray and Tasting
- Join Audubon Vermont and Ari Rockland-Miller of The Mushroom Forager on a tour of September’s wild flavors. When summer rains fall, the forests of Vermont can harbor a great diversity of wild mushrooms, including choice edibles like yellowfoot chanterelles, porcini, and hedgehog mushrooms.
Event start date: 09/10/2022 Exploring Burlington’s Waterfront with a Naturalist
- Join the Lake Champlain Basin Program to discover the story of Burlington’s Waterfront on a naturalist-led walk along Lake Champlain. Geology, nature, history, infrastructure, and innovation are interwoven in this constantly evolving landscape.
Event start date: 09/01/2022 Are You Concerned About Flooding Impacts in Your Municipality?
- This webinar hosted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant will review case studies of flood mitigation projects funded through the FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs as well as Vermont’s new Flood Resilient Communities Fund (FRCF) program.
Event start date: 08/25/2022 Real Estate Professional Workshop: Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps
- This workshop is intended for Real Estate Professionals in Vermont. Learn from a Vermont rivers expert how to access and interpret FEMA, state flood hazard, and river corridor maps to determine if a property is at risk for flooding. Become informed about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program requirements and benefits. Familiarize yourself with municipal and state regulations on existing properti
Event start date: 08/25/2022 Real Estate Professional Workshop: Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps
- This workshop is intended for Real Estate Professionals in Vermont. Learn from a Vermont rivers expert how to access and interpret FEMA, state flood hazard, and river corridor maps to determine if a property is at risk for flooding. Become informed about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program requirements and benefits.
Event start date: 08/23/2022 Managing for Old Forest Characteristics: A Field Workshop for Landowners
- Explore how to manage for some of the desired characteristics of old forests with the Vermont Land Trust. You will learn how to recognize an old forest, what the desired characteristics are, and how to choose the best approach for achieving those characteristics.
Event start date: 08/18/2022 Bird and Bee Friendly Gardening
- Late summer is an excellent time to create habitat for the birds and the bees in your garden. Join Audubon Vermont for a late-season gardening workshop and birding outing at Red Wagon Plants with environmental educator, Gwendolyn Causer.
Event start date: 08/17/2022 Electric Vehicle Fest
- Join volunteers from Waterbury LEAP at this annual educational event. Choosing an electric car is a great way to significantly shrink your fuel and maintenance costs, reduce environmental impact, and to find a vehicle that's fun to drive.
Event start date: 08/12/2022 Summer Migration Bird Monitoring
- Following Audubon Vermont's regular monitoring route, you will search for birds in various habitats at the Audubon Center. You will identify as many as possible of the birds you see or hear, and record counts of their population numbers. The long-term data gathered contributes to the eBird database.
Event start date: 08/10/2022 2022 Vermont Community Leadership Summit
- This event will be an all-inclusive summit aiming to bring new and established voices together from across Vermont to explore ways to support local leadership and democracy. Anyone who is serving on local commissions, taking the lead or taking a stand in their community, or who is engaged in advancing a positive future for their town, city, or state is encouraged to join the conversation.
Event start date: 08/03/2022 Connect With Clean Water Initiative Funding
- Join members of the Clean Water Initiative Program to learn about the types of funding, projects, and resources that support clean water in Vermont. The presenters will outline a variety of available and/or upcoming funding opportunities that cover a wide range of project types and sectors: from the restoration of natural resources to the management of polluted storm water runoff.
Event start date: 07/24/2022 North Pawlet Hills Traverse
- Hosted by The Nature Conservancy Vermont, join this beautiful, unique hike to learn about the area and conservation efforts led by TNC.
Event start date: 07/19/2022 Community Science Teacher Education Workshop
- Vermont Center for Ecostudies is hosting their first Community Science Teacher Education Workshop from July 19th to July 22nd. This program is intended to engage high school science teachers in inquiry-based exercises that incorporate both data collection and analysis.
Event start date: 07/18/2022 Congressional Candidate Forum on Food & Agriculture
- Join NOFA-VT for a forum with Vermont's congressional candidates to hear their vision and priorities for the future of Vermont food and agriculture. During the forum, you will have the opportunity to hear from multiple candidates as they respond to questions submitted by Vermonters across the state.
Event start date: 07/16/2022 Birds of Burlington: An Audubon Birding Club for Kids
- Join Audubon Vermont and the Fletcher Free Library for the new Birding Club for Kids! This is a free program for kids to learn about birds and become more familiar with Urban Birds in the Burlington Area.
Event start date: 07/16/2022 Pride Hikes: Raven Ridge
- Join this hike brought to you through a collaboration between Audubon Vermont, the Pride Center of Vermont, and Outright Vermont. Pride Hikes happen every month since June of 2018.
Event start date: 07/09/2022 Crowd Sourced Platform Workshop
- Join VCE on July 9 and 10 for an in-person training on crowd-sourced platforms, including iNaturalist, eButterfly, Odonata Central, and eBird. This workshop is a two-day event—you can register for one or both days, depending on your interest.
Event start date: 07/09/2022 Women Owning Woodlands Habitat Walk
- Join VT Fish & Wildlife habitat biologists and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a walk to highlight habitat management opportunities for private landowners. Information on NRCS programs that can help support habitat projects with funding as well as other resources available to Vermont landowners will be offered.
Event start date: 07/07/2022 Ecological Economics Crash Course
- This free course taught by UVM's Jon Erickson will explore the socio-ecological paradigm underlying ecological economics and how other heterodox schools of economic thought can contribute to it based on Erickson's new book, "The Progress Illusion".
Event start date: 07/05/2022 Vermont's Changing Climate: What the Mad River Valley Can Expect
- On Tuesday, July 5th at 5:30pm at the Lareau Farm Pavillion in Waitsfield, enjoy some American Flatbread, connect with your neighbors, and learn about the important work being done to plan for and build a more climate resilient Vermont with Friends of the Mad River.
Event start date: 06/30/2022 Building Vermont's Clean Water Service Provider Network
- This Thursday from 12-1pm, join representatives from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the newly formed Clean Water Service Providers to learn about Vermont's Clean Water Service Provider Act (Act 76 of 2019) and the many stakeholders/partners involved.
Event start date: 06/28/2022 Introduction to Fly Fishing
- Learn the basics of fly fishing in a fun hands on environment on June 28th from 5pm-8pm at the Intervale Center. Topics covered will include tackle, entomology, casting, flies, ecology and so much more! The evening will conclude with fly fishing on a small pond.
Event start date: 06/24/2022 Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging & Obstacles to STEM Fields
- This powerful film captures the unique socio-emotional experiences of students, scientists, faculty, administrators, and medical professionals from underrepresented and marginalized groups who are pursuing, in, and/or have left STEM fields.
Event start date: 06/21/2022 Successfully Implementing Stewardship Activities in Town Forests
- Through highlighting a range of different projects and practices, Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper will share his experiences with assisting towns in the implementation of their forest management activities. Ethan will be joined by a panel of town forest volunteers that will share examples of stewardship projects they have implemented. Join in on the conversation June 21st from 12-1:30pm.
Event start date: 06/16/2022 Tree Mapping Workshop
- This half day workshop is intended to better understand the contemporary and the emerging tree maps, the wider tree mapping landscape and how integrated they are with other elements of decision making that could influence the placement of trees.
Event start date: 06/14/2022 Town Forest Management Planning 101
- In this webinar, Keith Thompson, Stewardship Program Manager with VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will break down the process of creating a management plan for town forests, including the various important milestones along the way.
Event start date: 06/07/2022 Can We Turn the Tables on Invasive Plants?
- Jim Dougan, senior ecologist and Director with Dougan & Associates, Ecological Consulting and Design, will introduce audienceas to the issue of invasive plant species, recounting how we have come full circle with invasive plant issues in our landscape and some current initiatives for control or management.
Event start date: 06/07/2022 Making Decisions: Exploring Models of Town Forest Governance
- Drawing on international research, this webinar will provide an overview of best practices of community forest governance. Join presenter Kate Former of UVM Extension and other community panelists from throughout the state from 12-1:30pm on June 7th.
Event start date: 06/07/2022 Composting: An Ecological Perspective
- On June 29 at 7pm ET, join Cary ecologist Dr. Jane Lucas for a virtual science talk on the biology and ecology of composting.
Event start date: 06/03/2022 Saltwater Intrusion, Sea Level Rise, and the Spread of Ghost Forests
- On June 3rd at 7pm ET, Dr. Emily Bernhardt will discuss her research on how saltwater intrusion and sea level rise are reshaping forests along the mid-Atlantic coast.
Event start date: 06/02/2022 Engaging your Community Virtually: Harnessing Online and Socially Distanced Tools in the Times of COVID
- Join presenters Drew Pollak-Bruce and Julia Randall of the SE Group from noon to 1pm on June 2nd in a discussion about their experience creating effective virtual engagement opportunities for communities.
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 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: 05/25/2022 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: 05/23/2022 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 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: 03/30/2022 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: 03/26/2022 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.