This Week in the Woods: Dog, Coyote or… Cougar?

Fresh snow yields fresh tracks! But how can you tell if you are tracking a coyote, your neighbor’s dog, or the return of the cougar? Here are some helpful hints: Cats, including cougars, have retractable claws, therefore you will not typically see them in their prints. Cat prints are also wider than they are long. […]



Now Hiring: Conservation Corps Crew Leaders

The NorthWoods Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders for the 2016 season. Leaders are highly trained, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals who will supervise crew members (ages 15-18), complete conservation projects, and facilitate educational activities through the summer. Leaders must ensure a safe work environment, compile project logs and evaluations, maintain tools and equipment, […]

Now Hiring: AmeriCorps Winter Program Specialist

Title: 2015-16 AmeriCorps Winter Program Specialist Description: NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit organization located on a 1500 acre campus in East Charleston, VT. Our mission is ‘Connecting people and place through science, education and action.’ The Winter Program Specialist will assist in the creation and implementation of winter programming focused on environmental education and outdoor recreation. Position […]

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Giving Tuesday & Jay Peak Donor Challenge   Recently updated !

  Tomorrow is national Giving Tuesday. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our good friends, for your past support of NorthWoods’ programs and let you know just how much community giving means to us. We couldn’t do it without you! Last December, our Fall fund drive raised $21,000 toward the cost of offering conservation […]

Native Trees & Shrubs Planted to Help Local Rivers and Wildlife

The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and project partners recently finished planting nearly 400 native trees and shrubs along more than 900 feet of riverbank in Orford, New Hampshire as well as in Bradford and Groton, Vermont. The riverside plantings on the Wells, Waits and Connecticut rivers will help reduce erosion, improve water quality by […]



$375,000 grant will expand AmeriCorps service in the NEK

Heard the latest from Vermont Business Magazine?   Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Friday announced a $375,000 federal grant to the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Rural Students at Lyndon State College to improve access to education for Vermont students.  The grant helps to leverage more than $1 million to expand AmeriCorps service and to […]

Accepting Nominations for 3rd Annual Buzzell Award

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to accept nominations for the third annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. The award will be given at the Annual Stewardship Celebration at NorthWoods, on Friday, October […]

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126 Campers, 9 Camps, 2 months…

This summer at NorthWoods went by in a flash! We reached a new record of 126 campers enrolled in 9 different camps, from ages 4-15, up from 112 total enrolled in 2014. This year our camps included Advanced Survival, Junior Survival, Nature Day, Wild Science Discovery, Earth Sisters, two NFCT camps and two Mountain Bike Camps at Burke Mountain. […]

VCF Announces 29 Grants in Communities Across State

NorthWoods was proud to be a recipient of a Vermont Community Foundation grant this spring. Check out the other great work that is being done throughout the state through VCF funding: The Vermont Community Foundation, in partnership with some of its fundholders, awarded a total of $57,435 in Small and Inspiring grants to 29 organizations […]



Now Hiring: AmeriCorps Environmental Education & Outdoor Rec Instructor

Description:  NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit organization located on a 1500 acre campus in East Charleston, VT. Our mission is to ‘connect people and place through science, education and action.’ The Education and Outdoor Recreation Instructor will assist the Education Director as they create, facilitate, and promote school programs and summer camps that focus on […]