Partnering with Lyndon State

On August 24th, 43 first-year students and their instructors from Lyndon State College completed a service project to help NorthWoods get ready for the seasons ahead. Working alongside NorthWoods staff, volunteers cleared brush and performed maintenance on NorthWoods’ Leadership Trail, stained the entrance deck, and stacked more than three cords of firewood to fuel our […]

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Favorite Summer Spots

Every summer camper has a favorite spot around the NorthWoods campus. We have yet to take an official survey, but I would guess our Pond would be the highlight. It is spring-fed, and at 18 feet deep in the center, it offers a surprisingly cold, refreshing dip for kids who would rather spend all summer adrift than on […]

2015 Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant

The Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant (ERP), administered by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, provides funding to programs restoring and maintaining the water quality of Vermont. In past years, NorthWoods subcontracted with the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District (OCNRCD) to restore riparian habitat on stream and lake shores in the Memphremagog watershed. This year, with the […]


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Collaborating with Landowners on Low-Impact Timber Harvests

Thanks to a grant from the Working Lands Enterprise Board earlier this year, NorthWoods has added to our inventory of forestry equipment, and is now offering low-impact timber harvesting as part of our consulting services! With several fall and winter harvests on the calendar, our Forest Stewardship staff will be working in local forests (including […]

Rug and Quilt Raffle

Get your tickets now for the NorthWoods Rug & Quilt Raffle  – To benefit NorthWoods Conservation & Education Programs Winner to be drawn at the NorthWoods Annual Stewardship Celebration Friday, October 24th from 4:30 – 5:30 Tickets: $10 each   Note: Prizes can be picked up locally at NorthWoods following the event, or shipped within the […]



There go Tim & Anika!

  While the early signs of Fall are emerging around the NorthWoods campus, there are some glaring absences for those of us who make our home or have a habit of visiting here. I have been looking everywhere for flip flops tossed aside by Anika in a barefoot pursuit of some natural wonder, and I’ve […]

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 […]



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 […]