All Events

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: 05/18/2024
Introduction to Fly Fishing - Learn the basics of fly fishing in a fun hands-on environment at Sycamore Park, Bristol on Saturday May 18th from 2-4pm. Topics will include casting, entomology, regulations, and more. Class time will be split between land and water. All equipment will be provided. Space is limited.

Event start date: 05/07/2024
Cyanobacteria Monitoring Training Sessions - 2024 - Every spring and summer Lake Champlain Committee trains and oversees community science volunteers to report on cyanobacteria conditions in their area. Join their new monitor training session on Tuesday May 7th at 9am-12pm via zoom to become a monitor!

Event start date: 05/05/2024
The 22nd Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival - Celebrate the wonders of wildlife through live animal programs, exhibits, and activities for children Sunday May 5th in Rockingham, VT!

Event start date: 05/04/2024
Green Up Day with Audubon Vermont - Join Audubon for Green Up Day! Volunteer on Saturday, May 4th at 9am in Huntington, VT to help clean up our trails and center here in Huntington, Vermont. All are welcome!

Event start date: 05/04/2024
Vermont’s Annual Green Up Day - Take part in a collective clean up for Green Up Day on Saturday, May 4, 2024!

Event start date: 05/02/2024
Introduction to Bullhead Fishing - Learn the basics of bullhead fishing during this hands-on course at Macs Bend, Swanton on Thursday May 2nd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! Topics covered will include fishing techniques, knot tying, equipment, and much more. Participants should bring a headlamp/flashlight, chair if desired, and warm clothing.

Event start date: 03/27/2024
5th annual meeting of the Watershed Forestry Partnership - Register for the Watershed Forestry Partnership annual meeting! Topics on the agenda include updates on funding, site preparation and maintenance strategies, nursery stock and production, native seed collection, assisted migration, and assessing sites for bird habitat! Event will be taking place in-person on March 27 from 8:30a – 4:30p at the Davis Center of the University of Vermont.

Event start date: 03/27/2024
Research Webinar: Subsistence fishing, fish consumption, and awareness of contaminants in fish among resettled immigrants and refugees in Vermont - Register for webinar addressing the heightened health risks posed by contaminants in fish for immigrant and refugee communities due to potential lack of awareness and reliance on subsistence fishing. This talk reports a survey and focus group results on the local fishing and fish-eating behavior and subsequent contaminant exposure risk among residents in Burlington, Vermont.

Event start date: 02/28/2024
Research Webinar: Unpacking Harmful Narratives about Individuals who identify as BIPOC and Nature - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant researcher Kim Coleman from 12-1pm for the second of four Spring research webinars to learn about efforts to diversify the environmental workforce in the Lake Champlain basin.

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
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: 09/30/2023
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: 09/29/2023
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.

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: 08/23/2022
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
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: 07/16/2022
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: 07/09/2022
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: 07/09/2022
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: 07/07/2022
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
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: 06/07/2022
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: 06/03/2022
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
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.

Event start date: 12/15/2020
Spotted Lanternfly Webinar - On Tuesday, December 15th 10-11am EST, 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. The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam. In the fall of 2020 spotted lanternfly detections were made in MA, NH, and ME.

Event start date: 12/15/2020
Wildlife on the Move: Protecting Landscape Connections One Parcel at A Time - On December 15th 12-1pm EST, join Vermont Land Trust to explore wildlife corridors and the threats facing animals. They will take a closer look at the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor in Waterbury and Stowe, as hundreds of acres have been conserved there in the last two years.

Event start date: 12/09/2020
Winter Wonderland No More? Climate Change & Northeastern Forests - On Wednesday, December 9th from 7-8pm EST, hear about how climate change is altering winter weather in the Northeast, leading to less snow and more ice. Join scientists Peter Groffman and Lindsey Rustad for a virtual Cary Science Conversation with Cary President Joshua Ginsberg. They will discuss how winters are changing, consequences for forest ecosystems, and adaptations.

Event start date: 12/09/2020
Salt of the Earth - Vermont's Hidden Pollution Problem - Hear Rebecca Tharp, PhD, Founder/ Scientist at Just Water Consulting, LLC and Dana Allen, MS Principal, Fluid State Consulting, LLC discuss how road deicing salts are impacting freshwater ecosystems worldwide on Wednesday, Dec 9th 12-1pm EST.

Event start date: 12/04/2020
Zoom a Scientist: Impacts of Road Salt in the Adirondacks - On Friday, December 4th, 3:30-4:30pm, Brittany Christenson will describe the work that her organization, ADKAction, has done to address pollution of waterways by road salt runoff, including developing recommendations for reducing road salt pollution and promoting alternative deicing products and techniques and best management practices to protect water resources.

Event start date: 12/03/2020
Pointing Out Nonpoint Source Pollution with Helen Carr - On Dec 3rd, 12-1 PM, Join Helen Carr, Nonpoint Source Pollution Coordinator of the Clean Water Initiative, to learn about the Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan 2021-2025. This five-year plan is approved by the EPA to address all forms of nonpoint source pollution in Vermont. She will give an overview of the plan and what this means for the future of clean water.

Event start date: 12/02/2020
Red, Orange & Green: Reading the Warning Signals in Lake Sediments - On Wednesday, December 2nd at 12pm, Suzanne McGowan, Professor of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Nottingham and Research Associate at the British Geological Survey will talk about how chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments from algae and other phototrophic organisms can act as warning signals in lake sediments.

Event start date: 11/23/2020
Stormwater Stewardship with Classrooms - Ruth Beecher, retired elementary school teacher, shares her experience implementing the Lake Champlain Sea Grant's "Soaking Up Stormwater" curriculum on November 23rd, 4-5pm.

Event start date: 11/18/2020
Stormwater Subsurface Gravel Wetlands in Vermont - Andres Torizzo, Principal Hydrologist at Watershed Consulting, will explain ongoing research on the effectiveness of subsurface gravel wetlands on flow attenuation and phosphorus capture, and how chloride impacts performance on November 18th, 12-1pm.

Event start date: 11/16/2020
40th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) - This year, NALMS will be holding their annual symposium virtually. Attend NALMS at 40: Advancing Our Mission to Forge Partnerships the week of November 16th. Learn more about what to expect and register on the NALMS conference webpage.

Event start date: 11/11/2020
Climate Adaptation for Land Trusts - This online short course from November 11th, 2pm through November 19th, at 3pm is designed for land trusts actively working on stewardship projects in rural, suburban, and urban forests, forested watersheds, and wetland systems.

Event start date: 11/11/2020
Designing experiments to improve conservation practice - On Wednesday, November 11th at 9am EST, Dr Nancy Ockendon from the Endangered Landscapes Programme at University of Cambridge, will discuss how to create experiments that can enhance conservation measures.

Event start date: 11/10/2020
Zoom a Scientist: Managing Lamprey in the Lake Champlain Basin - From 3:30 to 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 10th, participants will hear from Stephen Smith, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Essex Junction, VT about what is being done to control sea lamprey populations in Lake Champlain.

Event start date: 11/02/2020
The Art and Science of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design - Sarah Hoffmeier, Landscape Designer at Landscapes Rooted in Design, will discuss the specifics of green stormwater infrastructure on November 2nd, from 4-5pm.

Event start date: 10/30/2020
Zoom a Scientist: Restoring Landlocked Atlantic Salmon in Lake Champlain - Zoom with Dr. William (Bill) Ardren from 3:30-4:30pm on Friday, October 30th, who has developed a series of large scale, adaptive management experiments to restore naturally reproducing LATS with the goal of fish returning to multiple tributaries, migrating up river, spawning, and producing fry that will lead to self-sustaining populations.

Event start date: 10/28/2020
Monitoring the Road Salt Reduction Pilot Program in the Lake George Drainage Basin - On October 28th from 12-1pm, Dr. Jim Sutherland, Scientific Advisor for The Fund for Lake George, and Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper, will describe a road salt reduction monitoring program in the Lake George basin, coordination with New York State, and how to balance water quality and human safety in winter road maintenance.

Event start date: 10/28/2020
GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: Securing Biodiversity in Land- and Seascapes - Join the online conference 28-29 October to learn how scientists, environmental practitioners, policymakers, banks, private corporations, Indigenous Peoples, local communities can “build back better” to restore the Earth.

Event start date: 10/26/2020
Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Burlington, VT - Learn about green stormwater infrastructure in Burlington, VT from James Sherrard, Stormwater Program Coordinator, City of Burlington, VT. October 26, 4-5pm.

Event start date: 10/01/2020
The Ground We Share: Access, equity, and justice on the land - Xusana Davis's talk, Vermont Land Trustworthy: Systemic Change for a Stronger Community, will explore the intersections of land-use, policy, and equity, with suggestions for what we (as a state and VLT) can do to create a more just society. October 1, 4:30–5:30 pm.

Event start date: 09/23/2020
Stormwater Training Program - Green Mountain Water Environment Association is offering technical training that will cover the Vermont stormwater regulations and include a strong focus on design of stormwater treatment systems facilitating compliance with the 2017 Vermont Stormwater Management Manual. Please see the website for details and important information. Register online. Sept. 23rd at 8:30am to Sept. 24th at 12:00pm.

Event start date: 09/02/2020
2020 Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference - The Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference has been moved online this year. Research and outreach leaders will highlight current scientific knowledge related to algal blooms, present findings from recent studies, and identify important areas of uncertainty. Free to attend, but registration is required to receive log-in information for the WebEx event. Sept. 2nd, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Event start date: 08/15/2020
From the Ground Up: Hike at Black Mountain - Join staff from The Nature Conservancy on the trail at Black Mountain Natural Area for a 4-mile out-and-back journey that will guide visitors through the decades-long effort to safeguard the property as a whole and efforts to conserve its unique features. Limited to 12 people, must register online. August 15th, 2020.

Event start date: 08/10/2020
Digital Storytelling in the Digital Age - Lake Champlain Sea Grant will virtually host Lisa Tossey, Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach with Maryland Sea Grant, to share "Digital Storytelling in the Digital Age." Lisa will share her expertise in science storytelling in the context of the digital world in which we live. Monday, August 10th from 1:30-3:30pm. Register online.

Event start date: 07/30/2020
Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Webinar: Continuous Forest Inventory and Northeastern Forest Regeneration Data Network - FEMC is holding a webinar on their Continuous Forest Inventory Program Comparison Tool and the Northeastern Forest Regeneration Data Network. The tool provides access to analysis of forest inventory programs across the Northeast, while the network allows users to explore, search, filter, and compare projects and datasets related to forest regeneration. Sign up for the webinar, July 30th at 10am.

Event start date: 07/22/2020
Conceptualizing a Risk-Based, Hazardous Material Routing Tool - Tune in for the second webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes with Kristin Lewis, Principal Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center. Register online via Zoom. Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:30 - 11:30am.

Event start date: 07/13/2020
VCE Desktop Discovery: On the Trail of Bicknell’s Thrush in Cuba - The island of Cuba, although seldom visited by Americans in recent decades, is a well-known hotspot of biological diversity in the Caribbean, harboring no fewer than 370 bird species, of which 26 are endemic (i.e. found nowhere else). Hear from VCE's Chris Rimmer, who researches Bicknell's Thrush in Cuba. Register for this webinar in advance. Monday, July 13th, 1:00-2:00pm.

Event start date: 07/01/2020
Nature Now: Online Courses with North Branch Nature Center - Pursue your naturalist education in a virtual format this summer with Nature Now. Discover, learn and explore the diversity of life near you through online courses offered by North Branch Nature Center. Each course, taught by an expert biologist or naturalist, combines online lectures and readings with your own study outdoors. Register online for upcoming July and August courses!

Event start date: 06/30/2020
FEMC Webinar: The Potential Economic Impacts of Pests and Diseases on Urban Forests - *Date change* The FEMC created a new project website that holds tree inventory data used to quantify the possible economic impacts of invasive pests and pathogens to enhance municipal planning and management. Attend the FEMC webinar on Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00pm to learn more about how to use the website. More here:

Event start date: 06/24/2020
Ramping Up and Ramping Down: Crude Oil Rail Shipments and Community Responses 2015 to Present from a Lake Champlain Perspective - Tune in for the first webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain with Mark Malchoff, Aquatic Resources Specialist with Lake Champlain Sea Grant. View the website for more information and to register on Zoom. Wednesday, June 24th from 10:30 - 11:30am.

Event start date: 06/23/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Trivia - Have fun playing Zoom a Scientist Trivia with the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Education Team! Register online. Tuesday, June 23rd, 12:00-1:00pm.

Event start date: 06/19/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series About Diatoms - Learn about the importance of paleolimnology and how we can use microscopic organisms to determine what the environment was like 150-300 years ago. ​Register online. Friday, June 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/19/2020
Coffee with a Climate Forester - Join Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association for an informal discussion over coffee with Ali Kosiba, the new State of Vermont Climate Forester. Friday, June 19th, 9:00-10:00am. Online via Zoom.

Event start date: 06/18/2020
TNC Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series: Peak Bloom: A Virtual Walkthrough at Eshqua Bog - Every year, thousands of visitors descend upon Eshqua Bog Natural Area to marvel at the beauty of the wild orchids and their surrounding landscape. Take a virtual tour of this place with Hannah Epstein, AmeriCorps Field Assistant, and Jack Markoski, Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator as they explore the treasures of this bog. Register online. Thursday, June 18th, 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/16/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series with the Vermont Game Warden - Hear from the Vermont Game Warden, Jeff Whipple, in this webinar! Register online via Zoom. Tuesday, June 16, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/12/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Small but Powerful: Understanding the Daily Vertical Migrations of Mysid Shrimp in Lake Champlain​ - Learn about mysids, a shrimp-like crustacean living in Lake Champlain, and their migration patterns in the lake from a University of Vermont PhD Candidate. Registration link coming soon. Friday, June 12, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/09/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Friends of Our World’s Streams: Why People Volunteer to Monitor Streams​ - How do we know if our streams are healthy? Volunteer stream monitors collect data to help scientists and local decision makers determine the health of rivers and what factors may be impacting their conditions. Learn about what motivates people to volunteer to monitor streams in parts of the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Registration link coming soon. Tuesday, June 9, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/05/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Learning More about Lake Champlain’s Ancient Fish: Finding and Following Young Lake Sturgeon - Lake sturgeon was listed as an endangered species in Vermont in 1972, but over the past 20 years there has been increased sightings of adult lake sturgeon in Lake Champlain. Learn more about research that uses acoustic tagging to answer questions about what habitats juvenile lake sturgeon are using in Lake Champlain at different times of the year.​ Friday, June 5, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/04/2020
TNC Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series: Carbon Cents: A Natural Climate Solution - In this webinar, Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives, will give an overview of how markets for forest landowners to sell their forests carbon work, emerging opportunities, and how they can help protect Vermont’s forests. Register online. Thursday, June 4th, 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/02/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Aquatic Invasive Species in the Lake Champlain Basin​ - Join this webinar to hear from the Lake Champlain Basin Program about aquatic invasive species in Lake Champlain. They will discuss how these species are introduced and spread. Register online. Tuesday, June 2, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 05/29/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Environmental Law and the Lake Champlain Watershed - Learn about the environmental laws, regulations, and policies that are in place to help reduce pollution and keep the Lake Champlain watershed natural and productive. Friday, May 29, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET. Register online.

Event start date: 05/26/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Salting Our Waters - Join University of Vermont Professor and Extension Leader for LCSG, Dr. Kris Stepenuck, as she discusses deicing salts. These salts, most often sodium chloride, used during winter road maintenance can contribute to increasing chloride concentrations in local water bodies. Tuesday, May 26, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET. Register online.

Event start date: 05/23/2020
VCE Backyard Bird Quest - Spend Saturday, May 23rd birding as part of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Backyard Bird Quest! Check out the VCE website for more information.

Event start date: 05/15/2020
Vermont Center for Ecostudies Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz - This May, VCE will launch a project focused on rediscovering Vermont's long lost lady beetle species, called the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas. To kick off the Atlas, VCE is encouraging anyone who is interested in searching for lady beetles to head to their yards from May 15th to 18th to participate in the Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz. Check out the website for more information!

Event start date: 05/14/2020
Coffee and Conservation Conversation: Birds - Join Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association as they welcome Steve Hagenbuch, Senior Conservation Biologist at Audubon Vermont, for an informal discussion over coffee. Learn about birds, habitat and habitat management, and birds in a changing climate. Register in advance online.

Event start date: 05/13/2020
All About Spring Migration Webinar with VCE - Join VCE Executive Director Chris Rimmer for a spring migration discussion! This webinar will provide an overview of spring migration, focusing on the songbirds (thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, and sparrows) that grace us in May. Join online on Wednesday, May 13th from 9-10am.

Event start date: 05/07/2020
Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series - Let the team at The Nature Conservancy bring nature to you. They are hosting a 1-hour webinar series for nature-lovers from all over our Green Mountain State and beyond. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees. Register via the webinar link online.

Event start date: 05/04/2020
FEMC Data Rescue Webinar - The FEMC Data Rescue project has scanned and archived more than 18,000 pages of datasheets, field notes, reports, aerial imagery, and photo documentation while also digitizing over 1,000 pages from this collection. Tune in for the Data Rescue webinar, Monday May 4th, from 11am-12pm, to learn how to approach data rescue and find new value in old data! Sign up using the online form.

Event start date: 04/30/2020
Vermont Arbor Day Conference 2020 - Mark your calendars for this one-day conference! The Vermont Arbor Day Conference welcomes the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests to enhance their technical skills, discuss relevant topics in urban forestry, and network with professionals and volunteers engaged in urban and community forestry. *Postponed, check website for updates.

Event start date: 04/29/2020
Research Seminar-Webinar: Pharmaceuticals and Lake Champlain - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. April 29th, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Online via Zoom only, registration required.

Event start date: 04/28/2020
Ice On Fire- Documentary Screening - Ice on Fire is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. April 28 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Event start date: 04/27/2020
2020 National Outdoor Recreation Conference - This year's conference theme is: "Outdoors for All: Advancing Stewardship, Equity, and Wellness in Outdoor Recreation." Hosted by The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) in Knoxville, TN. *Postponed to later date.

Event start date: 04/27/2020
FEMC Webinar on Forest Clearing in New Hampshire - The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is holding a webinar on Monday, April 27th from 11am-12pm on an inventory of moderate and intensive timber clearing in New Hampshire from 2000 to 2018. FEMC has released a new interactive map, report and datasets quantifying forest clearing from 2000 to 2018 in New Hampshire. Sign up for the webinar to learn more!

Event start date: 04/25/2020
Join the Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz on iNaturalist - Though we may be physically distanced this season, we’re still a united community of curious nature lovers and naturalists. Vermont Center For Ecostudies and partners are offering a project to discover the natural world right at home! Join the Vermont Spring BioBlitz, now until May 20th.

Event start date: 04/24/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series - Now through June, the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team is hosting a virtual, weekly webinar series, "Zoom a Scientist" on Tuesdays and Fridays. Featuring scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain Research Institute, and partner organizations. Sessions are open to all ages. Registration requested. See website for more info.

Event start date: 04/23/2020
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference - This year's conference theme is "The Watershed Approach" and will focus on the importance of partnerships and collaboration between states and federal agencies and organizations working to manage nonpoint sources of pollution. *Postponed until April 22-23, 2021.

Event start date: 04/22/2020
Earth Day 2020 - This year is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Although we are celebrating this historic day a bit differently, there are ways to join in digitally. The Earth Day website is hosting digital events and connections to still celebrate this momentous day.

Event start date: 04/19/2020
76th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference - Save the date for the 76th Annual NEAFWA Conference! Held April 19-21, 2020 in Long Branch, NJ.

Event start date: 04/18/2020
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences Owl Festival - Calling all owls and owl lovers! Join us for a day of all things owly on either Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 at the VINS Nature Center. Advanced ticket purchasing recommended.

Event start date: 04/17/2020
Northeast Natural History Conference 2020 - Researchers, field biologists, natural resource managers, faculty members and their students, and naturalists, who share the vision of developing an expanded true regional forum for sharing information on all aspects of the natural history sciences of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada are encouraged to participate in NENHC 2020. Held in Stamford, CT, April 17-19, 2020.

Event start date: 04/07/2020
14th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit “2020 and Beyond” - The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) has helped advance organics and food scrap diversion in Vermont forward for over a decade. VORS provides a statewide forum to think boldly, learn, and network about transforming food waste and other organic materials into valuable products. One day summit, Tuesday, April 7th at VTC in Randolph.

Event start date: 04/03/2020
Annual Meeting of Marina Owners & Operators - Each year, the Vermont Boat and Marine Association, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and UVM Extension host an annual meeting of marina owners and operators. The event gives marina owners and operators a chance to reconnect with one another after the winter and to learn about relevant policies, funding opportunities, and research and outreach activities. Friday, April 3rd.

Event start date: 03/31/2020
Vermont Grass Farmers Annual Meeting of the Members - 2020 - Join fellow members of the Vermont Grass Farming Association at the 2020 Annual Meeting to discuss future programming of VGFA and state and federal programs that are available to support grazers. 11:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday, March 31st at the Bridport Community Hall.

Event start date: 03/31/2020
Nutrient Management Plan Updates: St. Johnsbury Drop-In Sessions - Drop in for some help updating your Nutrient Management Plan to stay in compliance with RAPs. Extension & NRCD staff will be on hand. Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Event start date: 03/31/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series - Over the next few weeks the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team will be hosting "Zoom a Scientist," focused on watershed and aquatic science. This virtual webinar series features scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain Research Institute, and partner organizations. See the LCSG website for dates, registration, and more info!

Event start date: 03/27/2020
Winter Crops & Soils Meeting: Bradford - Join farmer presenters who will share their lessons from the field, the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, UVM Extension, and other community partners in a day of learning. Friday, March 27 from 10:00am-3:00pm in Bradford.

Event start date: 03/26/2020
Climate Conversation hosted by The Nature Conservancy - Join The Nature Conservancy as they talk with key players in Vermont about economic opportunities in a changing climate, leveraging nature as a solution, climate policy efforts currently underway, and more! Hosted at Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier on Thursday, March 26th from 5-7pm.

Event start date: 03/25/2020
Research Seminar: Visualization Tools to Communicate River Erosion Hazards and Improve Flood Resiliency in Headwater Communities of the Lake Champlain Basin - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. March 25th, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

Event start date: 03/20/2020
Collective Science and Stewardship in the Upper Valley - Join us for an exciting new series of place-based workshops focused on collective science and stewardship in the Upper Valley. Held at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science on Friday, March 20 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The focus of this workshop is water.

Event start date: 03/18/2020
Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us - Come watch a screening of "Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us," a documentary that takes viewers on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet. *One day only!* March 18th at the Middlebury Marquis, purchase tickets online. Showings at 1:00pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm. Q/A with Executive Producer Geralyn White Dreyfous after the 7:00pm showing.

Event start date: 03/15/2020
Bolton Valley Celebration & Après Ski - Join Vermont Land Trust on Sunday, March 15, for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on the conserved lands at Bolton Valley. Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry and Catamount Trail Association will lead you on snowshoe and ski tours (Pre-registration required).

Event start date: 03/14/2020
Forest Bathing at Shelburne Farms - Walk through the trees at Shelburne Farms with Certified Nature And Forest Therapy Guide, Duncan Murdoch, through a series of sensory connection invitations to practice Forest Bathing and a new level of Nature Mindfulness. Saturday, March 14th from 10:00am - 12:00pm, registration required.

Event start date: 03/14/2020
Insect Diversity and Conservation Teen Science Cafe - This Teen Science Cafe is open to all 7th-12th graders and will be hosted on Saturday, March 14th from 5-7pm at the UVM Davis Center. Speakers will discuss the importance of insect biodiversity and conservation by exploring plant and insect interactions, insect driven ecosystem services, and successful conservation practices, followed by hands-on activities for participants! Register by March 11th

Event start date: 02/29/2020
The Nature Conservancy Vermont Ski for the Planet at Barr Hill - Join The Nature Conservancy on a Ski for the Planet! Explore the trail network on Barr Hill Natural Area and learn about why natural connections are as important for migrating wildlife as they are to Nordic skiers and snowshoers. Reception to follow. This trip is limited to 15 skiers and 15 snowshoers. Be sure to register! Attendees must bring their own skis/snowshoes! Feb 29, 2020, 2-6pm

Event start date: 02/26/2020
Research Seminar: Amending bioretention media with drinking water treatment residuals to reduce stormwater phosphorus loading into Lake Champlain - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. February 26th, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm. More details to come.

Event start date: 02/26/2020
Treating Invasive Plants with Cost-Share Funding - Attend a workshop for consulting foresters and herbicide applicators discussing how to streamline the invasive treatment process with EQIP, describing what to expect from a treatment, and focusing on how to get good results for your clients. Registration is free, but please RSVP. Held at USFS Supervisor's Office in Rutland, VT on February 26th, 1:00-4:00pm. Bad weather date is March 17th.

Event start date: 02/18/2020
Vermont Environmental Consortium (VEC) Legislative Breakfast - The VEC is holding its Annual Legislative Breakfast to help kick off the conversation about green jobs and the environmental business sector during the legislative session. State House Cafeteria February 18, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am. The event is free to those who attend.

Event start date: 02/15/2020
38th Annual NOFA-VT Winter Conference 2020 - Attend the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Annual Winter Conference, held in Burlington on February 15-17, 2020. A valuable opportunity for farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, land managers, educators, producers, and other food-system activists to participate in our vibrant organic community by sharing ideas, resources, and skills and celebrate all we are making happen together.

Event start date: 02/15/2020
February Bird Monitoring: Great Backyard Bird Count - The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Monitor birds with the Audubon Center as part of this annual event on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:00-10:00am.

Event start date: 02/11/2020
Plants for Birds: Restoring our Community One Garden at a Time - Hosted by the Mountain Gardeners on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:30pm in Waitsfield, Vermont. Attend the Mountain Gardeners' brief business meeting at 1:00pm, immediately followed by the presentation workshop about native plants and birds.

Event start date: 02/11/2020
Birds in a Changing Climate: What’s it mean for Vermont? - Join Audubon Vermont’s Steve Hagenbuch as we explore Audubon’s climate report and what it means for bird in Vermont. Hosted by Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm. Free and open to the public.

Event start date: 02/09/2020
Trees on Skis at Intervale Center - Join Intervale and OGE naturalists at the Intervale Center for a morning of cross-country skis and trees! Tour the Intervale Center while naturalists talk about the various types of trees that grow in Vermont and how to identify them. They will also talk about wintering birds! Held February 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Register through Eventbrite.

Event start date: 02/04/2020
Conserving Vermont's Amphibians: Hogback Community College Course - Learn the identification, natural history, survey techniques, conservation, and management of Vermont’s frogs and salamanders with herpetologist Jim Andrews. The course begins with four indoor classroom presentations in February, followed by three springtime field visits (April, May, and June). 23 hours of instruction. Society of American Foresters accreditation will be offered.

Event start date: 02/01/2020
Tricky Tracks: A Family Tracking Program - Bring your family for this winter wildlife tracking event held by Audubon Vermont in Huntington. Spend your morning looking for furry and feathery friends. Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:30-11:30am. Register online.

Event start date: 01/29/2020
Research Seminar: Visualization Tools to Communicate River Erosion Hazards and Improve Flood Resillancy in Headwater Communities of the Lake Champlain Basin - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. January 29th, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm. More details to come.

Event start date: 01/25/2020
Lake Champlain Basin Program Teacher Workshop - Join Lake Champlain Basin Program and partners for an "International Year of the Salmon" teacher workshop! January 25th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the LCBP Grand Isle Office. Registration is free.

Event start date: 01/25/2020
Vermont ANR Ice Fishing Day and Festival - Attend a free ice fishing day and festival hosted by Vermont Agency of Natural Resources! Held at Lake Elmore from 11:00am-3:00pm. VT Fish and Wildlife staff will be there to help everyone learn this unique and popular type of fishing! Pre-registration available online.

Event start date: 01/21/2020
Bird Conservation: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally - Join Audubon Vermont’s Steve Hagenbuch to explore how people are the solution to bird conservation and how we are all a part of it. Hosted by Fairlee Community Arts, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm. Register online.

Event start date: 12/21/2019
Celebrate the Winter Solstice! - Co-sponsored by Vermont Family Forests and The Watershed Center at Norton Brook Reservoir at the Watershed Center lands (4783 Plank Rd. Bristol). December 21, 2019, 3:30-5:30pm. Celebrate the solstice and welcome the returning light with music, poetry, and a bit of pageantry. More details on the Vermont Family Forests Facebook Page.

Event start date: 12/13/2019
2019 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) Conference - This year's theme is "Monitoring for Impacts of Climate Change: Tracking and measuring outcomes in northeastern forests." The plenary session will center on what we can learn from climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, as well as efforts to assess climate change impacts on forested ecosystems. At the University of Vermont, December 13th, 2019.

Event start date: 12/12/2019
Vermont Citizen Science Summit - A one-day event on December 12th, sponsored by the North Branch Nature Center, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and UVM Extension. Sponsors welcome organizations conducting citizen science in Vermont to present ongoing research, network with others, share successes, problem-solve challenges, and help shape the collective goals and needs of our community of citizen science practitioners.

Event start date: 12/12/2019
Vermont Audubon Early-Winter Bird Monitoring - Find out who's sticking around for winter and see how they're getting along. This is a special week-day-morning bird monitoring with the Green Mountain Audubon Center Director, Kim Guertin. 8:00am-10:00am at the Audubon Vermont's Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, VT. Additional monitoring days throughout winter. Check Audubon website for more details.

Event start date: 12/12/2019
Webinar: Urban Forestry Today "Pruning Update" - Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida, will highlight best pruning practices and discuss the latest research-based recommendations for arborists & urban forestry practitioners. Noonhour webcast on Thursday, December 12th.

Event start date: 12/07/2019
12th Annual Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) Conference - Featuring 14 workshops and keynote address by Chloe Maxmin, this conference is aimed at supporting and growing the statewide network of town energy committees and building the capacity and expertise of any Vermonter interested in being part of the solution to the climate crisis. Early registration ends November 22nd. Conference held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT on December 7th.

Event start date: 12/02/2019
Special Seminar: Climate Change Implications for the Sustainability of Forests and Water - Come listen to Research Ecologist, Dr. John L. Campbell, from the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station discuss implications of climate change for the sustainability of forests and water. This special seminar will be held at the University of Vermont Aiken Center, room 311 on Monday, December 2nd from 3:30-4:30pm.

Event start date: 11/20/2019
Research Seminar: Food Web Models to Evaluate Impacts of Environmental Change and Management Actions on Lake Champlain Fish Population - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant for this upcoming brown bag seminar/webinar, "Trophic Dynamics of Lake Champlain Fish Populations During Environmental Changes." Research conducted by Jason Stockwell, Ellen Marsden, and Rosalie Bruel from the University of Vermont. November 20th, 12:00pm join in person or online.

Event start date: 11/19/2019
Webinar: Volunteer Monitoring with, presented by the National Water Monitoring Council - Join this webinar to learn more about the development of the online Atlas of Common Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Eastern North America, Webinar will cover site features and functionality, and use of this tool for macroinvertebrate identification training. Must pre-register by logging onto webinar 10 minutes before it begins. November 19th, 2:30-3:30pm.

Event start date: 11/11/2019
Watershed Moments: Harnessing Data, Science, and Local Knowledge to Protect Lakes - 39th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). Vermont is home to more than 800 stunning lakes and ponds, including Lake Champlain, an aquatic gem we are fortunate to share with New York and Quebec. There is no better place to celebrate the partnership between local knowledge and scientific innovation than this lake that unites three borders. Nov. 11-15, 2019.

Event start date: 11/09/2019
Open House- Zadock Thompson Museum’s Invertebrate Collection - Open House on Saturday, November 9th from 10am-3pm! Learn about and investigate our invertebrate collection, enjoy an array of snacks, participate in some fly kid friendly activities, buggy down to some music and catch a sneak peak of our volunteers working in the collection! At the UVM Blundell House: 342 So. Prospect St, Redstone Campus

Event start date: 11/06/2019
Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Course - The same training as the day before, offered Wednesday, November 6th at Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension in Essex Junction.

Event start date: 11/05/2019
Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Course - Attend Tuesday, November 5th in Montpelier! Vermont has over 1400 miles of lakeshores with some of the greatest residential density and development pressure in the state. This voluntary certification course teaches landscaping techniques that control stormwater runoff and conserve wildlife habitat, which are essential shoreland development practices for protecting Vermont lakes.

Event start date: 11/02/2019
UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference 2019 - Caring for People, Plants and our Planet. Attend in person or online! Hosted at the Shelburne Museum on November 2nd, 2019. Register before October 25th!

Event start date: 11/02/2019
Caring for Our Home Grounds: A Commons Conservation Congress for Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion - More than 80 people attended the Caring for Our Home Grounds Commons Conservation Congress in early November. Take a look at the proceedings—they're full of inspiring ideas, beautiful photos, and many emerging actions for caring for the air, water, and wildlife commons here at home.

Event start date: 10/18/2019
Agroecology and Livelihoods Collective (ALC)-Groundswell Global Conference - This all day, global conference on “Collaboration to Amplify Agroecology" will showcase some of Groundswell's projects and people and engage participants to build collaborations to amplify agroecology. Groundswell and ALC are committed to using agroecology to better understand and transform our current food systems into ones that are more sustainable and socially just. UVM Alumni House, Oct. 18th.

Event start date: 10/11/2019
United Nations Biosphere Delegation- Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve Annual Meeting - On October 11, representatives from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Man and Biosphere Program and the U.S. National Park Service will gather at UVM for the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve’s Annual Meeting. The meeting will focus on how to improve human interaction with protected landscapes in order to maintain social, economic and ecological integrity.

Event start date: 10/10/2019
Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) 2019 Conference - The conference theme this year is "REV it Up! Empowering Energy Transformation." Join scientists, engineers, business leaders, policy makers, and others at the largest comprehensive renewable energy event in northern New England. October 10-11, 2019.

Event start date: 10/09/2019
Vermont Clean Water Network - Fall Meeting - Come learn about the Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76/S.96) which creates a long-term funding source for clean water work and changes how clean water projects are funded, administered, and implemented. October 9, 2019 at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

Event start date: 10/03/2019
2019 Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit - This one-day conference will be held on October 3rd in Lake Placid, New York. This year's theme is: Expanding Application of the Model and Adapting to Changes with the Weather. Private contractors, municipal staff, business owners, elected officials and other local decision makers, watershed groups, and others interested to learn about best practices to minimize salt runoff are invited.

Event start date: 09/26/2019
LCSG Opportunity for K-12 Teachers to Explore Lake Champlain - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites K-12 teachers to spend an evening on the Melosira research vessel to learn about lake research. This opportunity is being offered by Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Watershed Alliance in partnership with the University of Vermont, SUNY Plattsburgh, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Thursday, Sept. 26th at 5:00pm out of the Plattsburgh City Marina.

Event start date: 09/25/2019
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Seminar: Efficacy of a Woodchip Bioreactor for Denitrification of Tertiary Effluent From the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lake George, Warren Country, New York) - Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG) will host a series of brown bag seminars/webinars by LCSG-funded researchers, and others, who will share their work on various topics in and around the lake. LCSG invites those who are interested to attend in person or via webinar. These seminars take place the last Wednesday of each month through May.

Event start date: 09/17/2019
Saving the Chubby Unicorn - An insider's update on the efforts to save the critically endangered African Black Rhino. Join representatives from the Laikipia Wildlife Forum in Laikipia, Kenya, Adventure for Rhinos, and VermontForWildlife for an evening of conservation as practiced in Kenya. Sept. 17th at 5:30pm at Queen City Brewer's Event Space.

Event start date: 06/07/2019
Vermont Lake Seminar 2019 - Mark your calendar for the annual Vermont Lake Seminar, Fri, June 7th at Lake Morey Resort. This year's theme is: From Issues to Actions: Practicing State of the Art Lake Manage

Event start date: 05/02/2019
Vermont Arbor Day Conference - This annual one day conference is open to all and intended to enhance technical skills, discuss hot topics, and network with professionals and volunteers engaged in urban and community forestry.

Event start date: 04/08/2019
The Lake Between – International Conference - The Lake Between (Le lac qui nous unit) is an International Conference designed to bring together academics, business leaders, policy-makers, outdoor enthusiasts, boaters and swimmers, musicians and artists to talk about Lake Champlain. This conference is open to all interested in the past, present and future of Lake Champlain.

Event start date: 02/20/2019
E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project Debuts in Vermont - On February 20th, join teachers, interested citizens and conservation professionals for a workshop that explores the latest research on biodiversity’s role in healthy ecosystems, and help us form a strategy to bring Half-Earth to life in the Winooski River Watershed – one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Vermont, and one of the most fragile.

Event start date: 02/16/2019
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont - Annual Winter Conference - The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join us for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building.

Event start date: 12/14/2018
2018 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference - Forests and Climate Change: Managing Impacts and Planning for the Future - Climate change continues to be a threat facing the forests of the northeast and the people that depend on them. This year, the plenary session of the conference will focus on surveying the impacts of climate change on key forest ecosystem processes and services, with a focus on forests, wildlife and water.

Event start date: 12/04/2018
Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings - Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and UVM Extension are hosting NOAA Office for Coastal Management's 2-day Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings training.

Event start date: 11/30/2018
VT EPSCoR Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Fall Meeting - The day-long meeting offers stakeholders the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and concerns with each other surrounding the Lake Champlain Basin.

Event start date: 11/09/2018
Lake Champlain Richelieu River flooding study public meeting: Burlington - This public meeting provides the opportunity to hear about current work coming out of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River flood study, ask questions to the study's technical experts, and share your views.

Event start date: 10/18/2018
Renewable Energy Vermont: REVitatlize: Transforming Energy Further, Faster, Together - Join us for our 18th annual conference - REV2018 - as we welcome back leaders and changemakers to Burlington, VT for the region's premier clean energy conference!

Event start date: 10/10/2018
Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference - We invite private contractors, municipal staff, elected officials and other local decision makers, watershed groups, and others interested in learning about the state of chloride in Lake Champlain and its tributaries, and about best winter maintenance management practices to the 2nd annual Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference!

Event start date: 10/03/2018
Burlington Public Information Session 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report - Public Information Session on the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. Sponsored by the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee and held at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center 505 Lake Street, Burlington, VT October 3, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event start date: 10/01/2018
Saint Albans Public Information Session 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report - Public Information Session on the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. Sponsored by the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee and held at the Saint Albans Museum Bliss Room 9 Church Street, St. Albans, Vermont October 1, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event start date: 09/27/2018
West Rutland Public Information Session 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report - Public Information Session on the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. Sponsored by the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee and held at the West Rutland Town Hall Auditorium 35 Marble Street, West Rutland, Vermont September 27, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event start date: 09/26/2018
Restoring the American Elm Tree - For the past three years The Nature Conservancy has led the largest restoration of disease-tolerant American elms in the northeast. Hear from our Conservation Coordinator, Gus Goodwin, on the challenges and the promise of the project, and the science behind the disease-tolerant strain of American-elm that Conservancy scientist, Dr. Christian Marks, has cultivated.

Event start date: 08/22/2018
EPSCoR 2018 Grant Writing Workshop - Vermont EPSCoR will hold a Grant Writing Workshop at Trader Duke's Hotel (formerly the Doubletree) in South Burlington, Vermont on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This day-long workshop will provide helpful information and hands-on proposal writing instruction to graduate research assistants, post-doctoral associates and faculty.

Event start date: 08/17/2018
PUBLIC MELOSIRA TRIP: AUGUST 17 LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIVE - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 08/06/2018
PUBLIC MELOSIRA TRIP: AUGUST 6 LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIVE - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 08/06/2018
PUBLIC MELOSIRA TRIP: AUGUST 6 STORIES OF THE LAKE - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 08/01/2018
PUBLIC MELOSIRA TRIP: AUGUST 1 LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIVE - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 07/24/2018
Public Melosira Trip: July 18 Lake Champlain Live - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 07/24/2018
PUBLIC MELOSIRA TRIP: JULY 24 LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIVE - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 07/18/2018
PUBLIC MELOSIRA TRIP: JULY 18 LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIVE - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM Extension and ECHO for our Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises! On seven occasions during July and August 2018, the public is invited aboard the UVM research and education vessel, the Melosira, to build geologic, cultural, and historical knowledge about Lake Champlain and its watershed, and for some of the trips, to try their hands as limnologists (those

Event start date: 06/06/2018
Spring 2018 Environmental Conference The State of Vermont’s Water - The conference will include topics like groundwater and storm water rule updates, nitrates and chloride in water, agricultural best practices, permits, and more. Stay tuned for final agenda and speakers.

Event start date: 06/01/2018
Vermont Lake Seminar 2018: Partners for Healthy Lakes: Exploring Data, Science, and Tools Together - The seminar will provide opportunities to learn about lake science, the health of Vermont's lakes, and how to form partnerships to leverage grant funding.

Event start date: 05/03/2018
Vermont Arbor Day Conference - The Vermont Arbor Day Conference is designed for the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests and will provide an opportunity to enhance technical skills, engage in urban forestry hot topics, and network.

Event start date: 04/23/2018
2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference: Building Resilient Communities, Environments, and Economies - The National Outdoor Recreation Conference, hosted each year by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), showcases innovative and creative approaches to outdoor recreation research, planning, and management. This conference provides opportunities to: learn best practices, expand your professional circle, celebrate excellence in outdoor recreation, and more.

Event start date: 04/15/2018
74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference: Leading with Science for Conservation - The 74th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held April 15-17, 2018 in Burlington, Vermont at the Hilton Burlington Hotel.

Event start date: 04/13/2018
The Northeast Natural History Conference - Join us this upcoming April 13th–15th for the 18th Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC). This conference promises again to be the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology and natural history.

Event start date: 04/12/2018
Facilitation Training for Watershed Professionals - Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension are hosting NOAA's Office for Coastal Management Digital Coast's Facilitation Basics for Coastal Managers training. This is appropriate for those working professionally as watershed managers.

Event start date: 03/15/2018
Emerald Ash Borer Public Meeting - There will be a public meeting in Barre to discuss the discovery of emerald ash borer in Orange County. The meeting is being hosted by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the US Forest Service.

Event start date: 02/17/2018
NOFA-VT Annual Winter Conference - The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join us—and 1,100 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts —for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building.

Event start date: 01/08/2018
Lake Champlain: Our Future is Now - Focusing on the past, present, and particularly the future of the Lake, the conference will include interdisciplinary sessions on climate change, cyanobacteria, native fish restoration, contaminants and toxins, stormwater management technology, cultural and heritage resources, flood resilience, education and outreach, and more.

Event start date: 12/15/2017
2017 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference: Beyond Communication: Advocating for Science and our Forests - This year's conference promises to deliver a dynamic array of talks and workshops designed to help collaborators build capacity to communicate and market their work to a broader stakeholder audience. This conference will help participants develop messages and share information in such a way that the public sees the value of forest ecosystem monitoring and research in our region.

Event start date: 12/02/2017
10th Annual VECAN Community Energy & Climate Action Conference - This year’s event will highlight programs and opportunities leaders can implement locally, as well frame the opportunities we, together, can seize to take needed climate action. Once again we’ve secured a great keynote speaker- former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. She will share a needed message of expanding local leadership, advancing big ideas and initiatives and making much-needed progress.

Event start date: 11/11/2017
Vermont EPSCoR Grant Writing Workshop - This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to work on proposals, acquire valuable feedback, and learn grant writing tips! The keynote presenter will be Jeralyn Haraldsen, Ph.D. UVM OVPR's Grant Proposal Manager. Dr. Haraldsen was trained as a scientist and has broad and extensive experience in scientific communication.

Event start date: 10/20/2017
Untrammeled: The Case for Wild Nature in a Changing World - Join the Northeast Wilderness Trust for a talk by Tom Butler and Mark Anderson addressing the science and spirit of forever-wild conservation.

Event start date: 10/15/2017
Cornwall Clayplain Forest Walk - Conservation ecologist Marc Lapin will lead a guided walk through an example of a Valley Clayplain Forest in Cornwall. Learn about the Beaver Brook watershed and the site's plants and soils.

Event start date: 06/09/2017
Foresters for the Birds Annual Tour - It’s been four years since the timber harvest at Green Mountain Audubon was conducted with birds in mind. We’ll visit stands treated with expanding-gap irregular shelterwood, single tree and small group selection, and crop tree release with gap formation to find out how the forest and bird community has responded.

Event start date: 06/03/2017
Winooski River Canoe Trip - Join Shayne Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Manager, and Gus Goodwin, Conservation Coordinator, for a springtime paddle to explore one of Vermont’s most spectacular rivers. We will start at the mouth of the Winooski River and paddle upstream past outstanding floodplain forests, ancient river deltas, and some of the state’s most beloved natural areas.

Event start date: 05/15/2017
Holistic Forest Management Course at Sterling College - This team-taught, two-week intensive course provides an introduction to low-impact forest management techniques and forest farming approaches used to produce timber and non-timber forest products.

Event start date: 05/13/2017
Invasive Species Workshop at Bluffside Farms - There are actions landowners can take to reduce the spread and impact of invasive plants. Join staff from Vermont Land Trust, Northwoods Stewardship Center, Orleans County Forester Jared Nunery and the Memphremagog Watershed Association at Bluffside Farm in Newport and learn how to be part of the solution.

Event start date: 05/06/2017
Spring Migration Bird Monitoring Walk - Following our regular monitor route, we will search for birds in various habitats at the Audubon Center. The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public.

Event start date: 05/04/2017
Vermont Arbor Day Conference - The Vermont Arbor Day Conference is designed for the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests and will provide an opportunity to enhance technical skills, engage in urban forestry hot topics, and network.

Event start date: 05/04/2017
Succession Planning Workshop for Landowners - If you own and care for woodland, the fate of your land is important to you. You hope that future generations will benefit from your efforts. But hope is not a plan. Preserving your legacy requires planning, and that involves more than just having a will or an estate plan. This workshop is a mix of presentation and practical exercises that will give you the knowledge and tools to start planning.

Event start date: 04/28/2017
The Trump Transition and the Environment - From Understanding to Action - Deb Markowitz, former VT Secretary of Natural Resources and visiting professor in RSENR, will provide an update on efforts by the new administration to undo Obama-era environmental protections. She will also focus on the many ways environmental groups, state and local governments, universities and other nongovernmental entities are responding in an effort to slow down or stop these roll-backs.

Event start date: 04/24/2017
NRCS Seeks Project Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in Vermont - NRCS encourages partners to propose projects that focus on improving water quality as well as habitat on working landscapes in high-priority areas. Funding will be provided through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP​).

Event start date: 04/22/2017
March for Science - Vermont - The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.

Event start date: 04/18/2017
Making River Corridors Work for You - A hands-on workshop for conservation commissions, water quality groups, planning commissions, and interested community members in Franklin County.

Event start date: 04/13/2017
Silvopasture practices in the northeastern United States - Dr. Joe Orefice from Cornell University has been a leader in developing sustainable silvopasture techniques for the northeastern US and will be sharing some of his insights during his presentation.

Event start date: 03/29/2017
New Flora of Vermont: An Author Talk by Art Gilman - Art Gilman is the author of the recently released tome New Flora of Vermont. This survey is the most comprehensive compilation of Vermont's botanical specimens ever and the first since 1969. Come by to learn more than you ever thought possible about Vermont's botanical diversity.

Event start date: 03/24/2017
Seminar: Chief Don Stevens, Water and the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe: Understanding its Cultural and Historic Values - Join Chief Don Stevens for a discussion of the role of water in Abenaki culture. Aiken Center 112 at 1:10pm.

Event start date: 03/18/2017
Marvels and Mysteries of Plants in Vermont's Mountains and Marshes - Vegetarian dinner and slide show: you'll be filled with wonder and delight as you hear how scientists/sleuths are unraveling surprising mysteries of Vermont's 2,000 plant species.

Event start date: 03/12/2017
Vermont Land Trust 4th Annual Bolton Tours - Join VLT for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on Bolton's conserved land.

Event start date: 03/11/2017
Workshop: Timber Harvesting with Birds in Mind - Ever wondered if timber harvesting is good for birds? Interested in understanding how trees are harvested and taken out of the forest? Join Audubon Vermont, the Vermont Land Trust, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, and the Town of Stowe on a tour of an active timber harvest to get answers to these questions and more.

Event start date: 02/22/2017
Developing a Blight Resistant American Chestnut - UVM's Rubenstein School Spring Seminar Series, "From Research to Practice and Back," focuses on issue-driven, relevant, collaborative science. On February 22 at 4pm, learn about American chestnut restoration.

Event start date: 02/22/2017
NSRC Webinar: Forest Tree Responses to Climate Change and Drought - Improve your understanding of the impacts of climate change, especially drought, on northern forests. Consider the potential impacts of climate change on the capacity of northern forests to provide important ecosystem services to the region’s communities, such as water resources, the production of timber, maple syrup and other forest products, hydrologic regulation, and carbon storage.

Event start date: 02/19/2017
Backyard Woods Program - The Vermont Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online program offered by Vermont Urban and Community Forestry. By the end of the program participants will understand why their backyard woods matters, the benefits it provides, and how it contributes to Vermont’s forest landscape.

Event start date: 02/17/2017
Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 17-20 - Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

Event start date: 02/15/2017
Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program RFP - The 2017 RFP has been announced for the USGS Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program. Pre-proposals are due February 15, 2017

Event start date: 02/10/2017
Vermont Land Trust Land Access Innovations Training - The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) and National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) are teaming up to offer a FREE two-day intensive training on working farmland conservation and farmland access.

Event start date: 02/09/2017
Webinar: Urban Soils and Stormwater Management - Better understand how the soil environment impacts and affects urban tree longevity, performance and key environmental benefits associated with the urban forest, including stormwater management.

Event start date: 02/08/2017
Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Accepting Applications for 2017 - These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance plant and animal management programs – control, spread prevention, and educational projects. The applications are due no later than Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

Event start date: 02/05/2017
Wildlife and Connected Forests Snowshoe - Join TNC Vermont for an afternoon snowshoe at the wonderful Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, VT, searching for signs of wildlife.

Event start date: 01/26/2017
Lecture by Tom Wessels on Old-growth Forests - Old-growth forests are an important part of our natural heritage in the Northeast, and allowing old growth to return to the landscape is integral to our efforts to improve the ecological integrity of the region. Tom Wessels, author of Reading the Forested Landscape, will explore the role of old growth forests using the principle of self-organization and its relationship to ecological succession.

Event start date: 01/25/2017
Webinar: Reporting Limits - Reporting limits (RLs) are crucial to environmental project planning and the production, review, and assessment of analytical data. This course will give an introduction to the process for establishing project-appropriate RLs, and will identify key lines of communication between project, field, and laboratory personnel.

Event start date: 01/25/2017
Panel Discussion: Lake Champlain and Basin, From Research to Practice and Back - Please join us for an exploration of the connections between research and practice (management, policy, education) through current examples from Lake Champlain and Basin.

Event start date: 01/22/2017
Snowshoe Walk in East Montpelier - Join TNC Vermont's Director of Critical Lands and Conservation Science for a leisurely afternoon snowshoe searching for signs of wildlife at Chickering Bog Natural Area.

Event start date: 01/19/2017
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Information Session - Information session for the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship opportunity available to graduate students.

Event start date: 01/17/2017
Webinar: Great Lakes Tributary Nutrient and Sediment Monitoring Program - Research hydrologist Dale Robertson describes a monitoring program on 30 tributaries to the Great Lakes, a system that drains ~46% of the U.S. area.

Event start date: 01/10/2017
WildPaths - Roadways and Wildlife Connectivity - Bridget Butler, Program Director at Cold Hollow to Canada, will tell you more than you thought you would ever want to know about roadkill in Vermont. Bridget will discuss her innovative citizen science initiative, WildPaths, created to understand how wildlife move across the landscape. We promise you will never look at roadkill the same way again.

Event start date: 01/10/2017
Public Meeting on Conserved Land in the NEK - The meeting will discuss the proposed long-range management plan for Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area, Victory State Forest, and Darling State Park. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College.

Event start date: 01/01/2017
First Day Hikes - Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont State Park. Join a free, guided, family-friendly hike taking place in state parks and forests throughout the state.