3,600 Trees Planted in Newport Center

Over the course of three weeks this May, the Corps has been busy planting 3,600 trees at the Marquis site along Mud Creek in Newport Center. The species planted included: Northern white cedar, tamarack, quaking aspen, shrub willows, boxelder, nannyberry, and winterberry. Across 12 acres, these young trees will make up a riparian forest buffer which will reduce nutrients/pollutants in surface runoff, lower water temperatures through […]

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Wheeler Mountain Trail Work Underway

Changes are coming to Wheeler Mountain that will ensure continued public access for years to come. In an effort coordinated by NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Wheeler Mountain landowner John Krieble has agreed to a public access trail easement in a move that also relocates the lower portion of the Wheeler Mountain Trails onto nearby Willoughby State Forest. The new route will begin at a trailhead parking area, to be constructed this […]


Teaming up with TNC to Save Elms

NorthWoods is once again teaming up with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to help save the elms! In the mid-20th century, the Dutch Elm Disease came through the U.S. and decimated the American Elm population, killing almost all of the iconic trees. Even now, many elm trees which succeed in establishing themselves are killed by the disease before they are able to achieve their mature height. While the majority of […]

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NorthWoods Expands USFWS Youth Conservation Crews

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center has had a long-standing partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, managing Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews at National Wildlife Refuges across New England since 1999. Nearly 20 years later, the partnership continues to offer great potential at new locations. This year, NorthWoods will manage a YCC Crew at the Misissquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton, VT and a YCC Crew Leader team at the Moosehorn […]


Vermont’s Green Up Day

The first Green Up Day occurred in 1970, when Governor Deane C. Davis decided there should be a day dedicated to citizen-powered state cleanup. On that first Green Up Day, over 4,000 garbage truck loads were required to haul the trash that was picked up by Vermonters. Now, 46 years later, the tradition is still going strong with over 40,000 bags of trash collected annually! Green Up Vermont, like […]

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Trail Guidelines for Mud Season

It is mud season in the Northeast Kingdom and NorthWoods is discouraging hikers from damaging local trail during this transitional time of year. In northern Vermont mud season comes early and ends late, often extending into June—much later than other parts of the state. The impacts of hiking during mud season are significant and they should be minimized during any wet spell, not just in the spring. Fragile soils, […]


Now Hiring: Sustainable Forestry Intern

2016 Sustainable Forestry Intern Description: NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit organization located on a 1,500 acre campus in East Charleston, VT. Our mission is ‘to connect people and place through science, education and action.’ The Forestry Intern will work with our Forest Stewardship staff, focusing on management and educational programming in the Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest at NorthWoods. Projects will include timber stand improvement, pre/post-harvest data collection, forest resource/activity mapping, development […]

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This Week in the Woods: Sugaring Season

Warm days and cold nights make that sap run! But why? During the day, when temperatures rise above freezing, pressure develops inside of the tree. This pressure wants to release, and can do so by pushing sap out of an opening (such as the ones that we create). As temperatures fall during the night, suction (or negative pressure) develops within the tree. This causes the roots […]


Now Hiring: 2016 AmeriCorps Mountain Bike Adventure Camp 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 Mountain Bike Adventure Camp Instructor will assist the Education staff as they promote and facilitate summer camp programs, focusing primarily on Mountain Bike Adventure Camps, which will be hosted at Burke Mountain Resort. Some overnight and occasional weekend […]

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Now Hiring: Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation 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 staff as they promote and facilitate summer camp programs and adult outreach programs that focus on environmental education and outdoor recreation. Activities include flat water and Class I Canoe instruction, […]