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What to expect when managing forestry on your land, March 19


Women Owners of Woodlands VT Present

The nuts and bolts of forest management:
What to expect when managing forest on your land

Saturday March 19and10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Managing your forest can be a daunting project to undertake. But, when done correctly, forest management can benefit landowners and forest ecology in myriad ways; increase tree species and age diversity, improve songbird habitat, protect soil and water quality, and improve forest health.

To rejoin Women Owners of Woodlands Vermont (WOW VT) to visit a forest management project being implemented in the Hinesburg Municipal Forest. Together we’ll explore the ins and outs of this project with Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester and WOW Team Members Andrea Shortsleeve, Habitat Biologist at VT Fish and Wildlife, and Caitlin Cusack, Forester at VT Land Trust , as guides. We will cover tree identification, wildlife habitat improvements, logging equipment, logging road layout to protect soil and water quality, tree marking using of scientific principles and answer any other questions you may have.

WOW VT programs are tailored to those who identify as female, but all are welcome to participate.

To learn more about the Hinesburg Town Forest project, see the links and resources at: https://linktr.ee/HinesburgTownForest.

To participate in the walk, register here. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday January 29 at the HTF trailhead on Hayden Hill Road East, 0.3 miles from the intersection with Texas Hill Road. Please note that the Hayden Hill Road East trailhead is not accessible from Hayden Hill Road West and if you put “Hinesburg Town Forest” in your GPS it will send you to the wrong trailhead. Prepare to spend two hours in the elements, including walking on slippery and uneven surfaces.