Naturalist Notes – Winter Mushrooming

Canada Geese, Robins, Song Sparrows, Red Winged Blackbirds…a cacophony of sounds has just begun anew here at NorthWoods Stewardship Center. You can almost feel the seeds stirring in the soil, and you can definitely taste the sap flowing from our maple trees. (We drink pitchers full of it during staff meetings.) There’s a race among staff to find […]

winter fungi

McKinney Outer-Island-Fence-Build

New Summer Corps Initiatives: Springfield MA & Androscoggin River

Through NorthWoods’ long standing partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Corps will manage a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew in Springfield MA this summer. The crew is based on our proven model of working with local youth on local conservation projects, with the goal of engaging urban youth. The crew will work […]

Clyde Pond Wood Duck Nesting Box Survey

Overhunted and near extinction in the early twentieth century, the wood duck population is increasing, however, continued loss of quality habitat remains a threat. In 2005, the NorthWoods Conservation Corps partnered with Great Bay Hydro Corporation to build and install seven wood duck nesting boxes around Clyde Pond in Newport, Vermont as part of Great Bay Hydro […]

Steve Farrow installing a Wood Duck Box, 2006.


Agnes M. Lindsay Camp Scholarships

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to announce a grant from the Manchester, NH based Agnes M. Lindsay Foundation to offer scholarships for children attending NorthWoods summer camps, including new Mountain Bike, Earth Sisters, and Science Discovery Camps. Full and partial scholarships are available. “Every kid deserves to experience the camaraderie and direct connection to the natural world that NorthWoods camps […]

2014 AmeriCorps Environmental Ed & 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 empower new generations to appreciate, understand, and wisely use the land through science, education and action.’ The Education and Outdoor Recreation Instructor will assist the Education staff as they create, facilitate, and promote school programs and summer […]


Canoes pulled up on the Clyde River.

River Runner on the Androscoggin

Hiring Timeline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis through April 30th Job Dates: Holidays and Weekends in July and August 2014   Position Summary The Androscoggin River Committee (ARC) is a network of businesses, non-profits and government agencies dedicated to the protection and promotion of the Androscoggin River Watershed in New Hampshire. ARC is actively marketing the River as […]

Bookkeeper/Accountant – Job Opening

  Overview The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is now seeking a part-time Bookkeeper/Accountant to work part-time in its business office, located at the main campus facility on the Ten Mile Square Road in East Charleston, VT. The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit environmental education and conservation organization that serves mainly Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with education, youth conservation employment, […]

NorthWoods Staff 2013

Luke O'Brien, Ross Stevens, Maria Young and Jayson Benoit, NorthWoods Program Directors

NorthWoods Featured in VT Digger

In This State: NorthWoods Marks 25 Years Sharing Natural World  Check out the latest about NorthWoods’ 25th Anniversary Year in state news website VTDigger! is a statewide news website that publishes watchdog reports on state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy.   The above article also appeared in the Rutland Herald and the Barre-Monteplier Times-Argus.

Calling Memphremagog Watershed Landowners

With the goal of improving water quality throughout the watershed, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center is coordinating two projects, in partnership with the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District (OCNRCD), called the Memphremagog Watershed Lakeshore Buffering Program and Trees for Streams Memphremagog. Both programs are grant-funded and designed to provide cost-shared tree and shrub planting options for landowners with water frontage, be […]


2013 Conservation Corps Leaders

NorthWoods Conservation Corps Going To College

Every summer, NorthWoods Stewardship Center recruits local high school students for conservation projects in and beyond the Northeast Kingdom. These teenagers join the NorthWoods Conservation Corps to build trails, improve wildlife habitats, plant trees on river banks, and battle invasive plants. While working in the field, Corps leaders teach crew members about the science behind the work. This year, […]