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Managing for Old Forest Characteristics: A Field Workshop for Landowners
August 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 23, 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, Vermont
Join Dr. Tony D’Amato from the University of Vermont, as well as Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation staff and Vermont Land Trust staff to discuss old and old-growth forests, and how we might manage for some of their desired characteristics. We will learn what those characteristics are, how to recognize an old forest, and how to decide whether we should leave our woods alone, or do some light active management, to achieve those characteristics. We will discuss everything from broad regional conservation goals to on-the-ground details like how to increase down and standing dead wood in a forest.
This event is designed for landowners who wish to enhance their understanding of their forestland, old forests, and how they can best protect and enhance the characteristics of old forests. If you are a professional forester interested in this topic, please contact us for information on other training opportunities.