Androscoggin River Steward

The famed Androscoggin River with its rich history of log drives and sporting camps flows south east out of Umbagog Lake in Errol, NH through numerous communities of the New England before entering the Kennebunk River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine. The NorthWoods Stewardship Center has been working in and around the Umbagog region for many […]



Winter-Water-Woods Art Exhibition

A Winter-Water-Woods-themed exhibit by 26 Vermont artists will celebrate NorthWood’s 26th year of natural resource stewardship. Winter, Water, and/or Woods are depicted in paintings, ceramics, photography, wood carvings, sculptures, piano improvisations and mixed media. Come to the opening reception at the center, 4-6 p.m. Sunday February 22.  Meet the artists, expand your vision and treat your […]

Public Meeting – January 14th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING To be held from: 6–7 PM, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 At: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT 05833 A public meeting will be held to inform townspeople and interested members of the public with a proposed project to construct a 20-person bunkhouse on the NorthWoods Stewardship Center campus, to be used […]



January 2015 Trail Report

Are you ready for the winter ski season? Here are NorthWoods, we have over — of groomed and backcountry cross country trails available to the public. Skis and snowshoes are available to rent for $5/day, or bring your own! Ready to get out there? Get the latest on our trail and snow conditions from our […]

Remembering Bill Bevans

“If you have a dream, you need a team.”   – Bill Bevans, at NorthWoods’ 2011 Strategic Planning Retreat   For 6 years, Bill Bevans served on the Board of Directors at NorthWoods Stewardship Center, first as member and most recently as President. It is in these roles that we have known Bill best. It takes a […]



NorthWoods Hosts Vermont Author, Foresters and Landowners

A diverse group of foresters, ecologists and landowners met at NorthWoods for a field workshop with Eric Sorenson, co-author of “Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont.” Along with NorthWoods’ Jayson Benoit and three county foresters, Eric led a lively discussion and field tour focused on enrolling special natural communities in […]

Fighting Invasives with CISMA

The Upper Connecticut River Watershed Invasive Species Management Area (UCCISMA), formed in late 2010, is a group of individuals, organizations, and government agencies working with landowners to curb the threat of invasive species in the watershed. A warming climate, continued habitat fragmentation, and entry vectors such as road, rail line and utility corridor promote the spread of […]



Ready for Winter: Updated Ski Fleet

While honoring the old ways is part of what we do at NorthWoods, we are also ready to embrace new technology to reach a new goal. For winter 2015, our goal is to provide easier access to more people to the outdoors, and specifically to the NorthWoods outdoors, in a medium of winter travel that suits the […]

NorthWoods included on VLT Recreation Map

The Vermont Land Trust (VLT), recently announced the release of an interactive Recreation Map, displaying conserved lands throughout the state which allow recreational access. “It’s an important part of our mission to conserve land that offers recreational opportunities. We have conserved land along the Appalachian, Long, and Catamount Trails, and many miles of the VAST snowmobile trail […]


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Honoring Stewardship: 2014 Buzzell Award

The NorthWoods Lodge filled with applause when Forest Stewardship Institute Director Jayson Benoit presented the 2014 George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award to Fern Fontaine at the Annual Stewardship Celebration on October 24th. Fontaine retired this year after an eighteen-year tenure with the Natural Resources program at North Country Career Center in Newport, Vermont, but his dedication to forestry […]