NorthWoods Accepting Nominations for 2nd Annual Buzzell Award

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to accept nominations for the second 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 […]

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UVM Researchers Visit NorthWoods

As part of a UVM forest research project, a field crew of four graduate and undergraduate students recently visited the Spitzer Demonstration Forest to assess forest structure and species in our Forestry for the Birds demonstration harvests. Three harvest areas (about 55 acres total) were treated in the winter of 2012-13 using guidelines developed by […]


Interpretive Signage Enriches Spitzer Forest

Five forestry demonstration areas have been spruced up with new interpretive signage. Covering the who, what, when, how and why of recent forest work, these trailside signs explain the sustainable forest management that can be seen as you hike through our trail network. There is much to see and learn in the Spitzer Forest, whether […]

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Protecting Clean Water with the Echo Lake Association

On the heels of the newly enacted Vermont Shoreland Protection Act, our Conservation Science staff recently presented a shoreline buffering workshop for the Echo Lake Association. Landowners around the lake learned about riparian tree and shrub plantings completed by NorthWoods (a service available to landowners, and eligible for grant funding), as well as other innovative […]


Senator Bernie Sanders Thanks NorthWoods

We are excited to have received a letter from US Senator to Vermont, Bernie Sanders, recognizing and thanking NorthWoods and the Conservation Corps for twenty years of service to the environment. Thanks Bernie! Check out the original, or read the transcript, below.   Dear Ross and the Conservation Corps Team: I would like to offer my […]


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​Following the call of the wild

It is mid July and the NorthWoods summer campers have been exploring some pretty cool spots in the Northeast Kingdom so far this summer. This week, Nature Day Campers have trekked on Brousseau Mountain and Mount Pisgah. We’ve worked on our stealth-walking skills, tracking snowshoe hare and garter snakes through the meadow, woods, and rocks […]


Spike Camp 2014

Each year, NorthWoods partners with the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge on conservation efforts throughout the Connecticut River watershed. Together, we field five Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews on refuge lands at Conte’s Nulhegan Basin Division in Brunswick, VT; Pondicherry Division in Whitefield, NH; Fort River Division in Hadley MA; Stewart B. McKinney NWR in […]

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NorthWoods and MWA to Host Clyde River Wetlands Paddle

NorthWoods Stewardship Center and Memphremagog Watershed Association will host a canoe tour of the Upper Clyde River Wetlands complex — home to over 100 species of birds and rich flora — on Friday, July 25th, from 9am to 1pm. With fifteen years’ experience mapping the natural communities of the wetlands and working to control invasive species there, […]


Wanted: Citizen Science Volunteers!

If you are a science-minded and outdoor-loving individual, NorthWoods needs your help! We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to help conduct our annual Survivability Study on the trees we’ve planted in riparian zones in the Memphremagog watershed for the past three springs. Surveys will consist of measuring, photographing and recording data on small trees and […]

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Burke Town Students Enjoy CT River Paddle

Neither rain, nor wind, nor mosquitos could keep the Burke Town School 7th Graders from enjoying their end of the year trip down the upper reaches of the Connecticut River. After a day of paddle instruction and expedition planning at NorthWoods, the group was ready to brave the elements and travel the CT River, launching […]