Whooo’s that Newcomer at the Feeder?

Vermont news articles in recent winters have spotlighted the exotic mid-winter visits of snowy owls to our state – often juvenile birds pushed from overcrowded northern territories when the lemmings are lacking. If you look out your window this March, however, you’re more likely to spot a Vermont native owl species – barred owl – […]


#MyWoods Bunkhouse Campaign

 NorthWoods is asking YOU to be a forest steward. Northern forests need some heroes. Development and fragmentation, invasive species, and climate change all threaten the vitality of local landscapes. NorthWoods Stewardship Center is on a mission to help children and adults steward their environment. Our new bunkhouse—building in 2015—will bring woodland owners, youth conservation crews, […]

Employment: Conservation Field Assistant

AmeriCorps Halftime Position Job Description Title: Conservation Field Assistant (responsibilities in conservation service department, physical plant and land management) Term: April 2015- August 31, 2015 (approximate) Workweek: Monday through Friday with flexibility with other staff Hours: Generally 40 hours per week but hours will be adjusted to ensure staffing throughout the 12 month period including summer Corps […]



February 6th Trail Report

Mid-Winter Edition Its official! Mid-winter is here! And boy you would know it by looking outside. The thermometer is hovering well below freezing and the snow continues to pile up. The backcountry is filling in beautifully and the groomed trails are superb! Whether you are out on the trails here at NorthWoods, at Kingdom Trails, […]

VCF Grant Supports NorthWoods Ski Programs

NorthWoods Stewardship Center has received a $2,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Northeast Kingdom Fund. This grant is helping NorthWoods upgrade their fleet of cross country skis, boots and poles for use in winter day camps, science field trips and after-school programs for local schools. NorthWoods Education Director Maria Young can’t wait to get the Northeast Kingdom on […]

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January 30th Trail Report

So Far, So Great! The snow keeps coming and, even though we were spared the brunt of the recent Nor’easter, the inches are adding up to feet. As mid-winter approaches, our snowbase is a solid 24 inches and I think it’s safe to say we no longer have ‘early season conditions’. In fact, it’s fair […]

NorthWoods Featured on VT PBS

Thanks to Vermont PBS, NorthWoods is featured in a new season episode of Vermont Outdoor Journal. Program host Lawrence Pyne explores the trail building process while hiking the new Middle Mountain Trail being built by the NorthWoods Conservation Corps Backcountry Crew in the remote forests of Avery’s Gore. The program demonstrates how multiple partners, including NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Green Mountain Club, Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation and Plum Creek Timber Company have come together to develop trails on the Kingdom Heritage Lands in far northeastern Vermont. Interviews with NorthWoods Trails Director Luke O’Brien, Backcountry crewmembers, and project partners reveal the long-range planning and determined trail work necessary to build a sustainable, long-distance hiking trail in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

NorthWoods acknowledges the support and participation of project partners Jean Haigh (Green Mountain Club), Louis Bushey (VT Department Forests, Parks and Recreation), and Chris Fife (Plum Creek Timber) plus many other participating landowners, volunteers, crewmembers, staff and funders.




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 […]