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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 Shari Halik.

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: 09/10/2022
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
Webinar: Are You Concerned About Flooding Impacts in Your Municipality? - This one hour lunchtime 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: 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.