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Communicating Forestry Series: ways that work
July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 11, 2023
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Online webinar. Zoom link will be sent after registration.
1.5 Category 1 SAF CFE credits approved.
This webinar is the first in a Communicating Forestry series by Guild members. Part of putting innovation into practice is knowing what’s important to share about our vision, and then how and when to do so. As forest managers and stewards, we manage forests for a variety of different objectives, values and purposes, but the importance of our work is not always clear to everyone. Forestry is nuanced, complex and counter-intuitive to many. Our ability to clearly and effectively communicate the work that we do is integral to our ability to continue to do what is necessary to take care of our forests.
Join Guild member Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester for the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Ethan will discuss how we can present forest management in ways that are engaging and exciting, including modifying our language, mobilizing partnerships, and approaching outreach in novel ways.
This event will focus on some practices and methods that have worked for Ethan in the Northeast region and will be part of an event series focusing on various aspects of forestry communication in different regions, by more Guild members.
Ethan Tapper advises private landowners, municipalities, conservation organizations, foresters and loggers on the responsible stewardship of forestland, administers “Current Use” program in Chittenden County, and manages over 4,500 acres of Community Forests. He writes a monthly column for 11 newspapers and a quarterly column in Northern Woodlands magazine, maintains a YouTube channel with over 650 subscribers over 100 videos and an email list with over 700 subscribers and leads virtual and in-person public events in Vermont and throughout New England which are attended by thousands of people each year. Ethan is the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance’s 2021 CFM Forester of the Year, the 2021 recipient of the Vermont American Tree Farm System’s Education and Outreach Award, 2020 recipient of Vermont Coverts’ James B. Engle Award, and the 2022 recipient of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program’s Vermont Tree Steward Award.
Explore a Story Map about Ethan’s approach to outreach and communication at a forest management project in Hinesburg, Vermont here: https://arcg.is/09zfC1
To learn more about Ethan’s work, visit his YouTube channel, read an archive of his articles or sign up for his mailing list, visit his LinkTree, here: https://linktr.ee/ChittendenCountyForester