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24 03, 2017

VT NonProfit Legislative Day

2017-03-24T11:10:58+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Highlights, News|

Governor Phil Scott addresses the representatives of over fifty Vermont non-profit organizations. On March 23rd, NorthWoods Stewardship Center joined over fifty other social, political and environmental organizations for the 2017 Vermont NonProfit Legislative Day at the Statehouse in Montpelier. The event, hosted by CommonGood Vermont, was an opportunity to raise awareness about the important role of nonprofits in Vermont's communities, economy, and way of life. Topics included a briefing on the impact that the Federal Government has in the state and a discussion of new alternative funding solutions such [...]

23 03, 2017

Preparing for Climate Change in the Spitzer Forest

2017-03-23T09:18:30+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, News|

Think the weather's been a little funny lately? According to climate change predictions, we'd better get used to it! NorthWoods forestry staff took that to heart and recently completed the Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training presented by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, US Forest Service, and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub. During the seven-week program, we became well versed in the predicted climate impacts in northern Vermont and used the online NIACS Adaptation Workbook to create an action plan for the Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest at NorthWoods. Using [...]

13 03, 2017

Now Hiring: NorthWoods Field Coordinator

2017-03-24T12:12:31+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Conservation Corps, Employment, Highlights, News|

Title: NorthWoods Field Coordinator Term: May 1- September 1 (approx.) Workweek: Monday-Friday Hours: generally 40 hours/week Reports to: NorthWoods Trails/Conservation Director; coordinates with other staff, as needed Expectations: • Respectfully represent NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the NorthWoods Conservation Corps in the development, coordination, and completion of various river, wildlife, and trail management projects. • Ensure high quality performance and program outcomes in accordance with USFWS Cooperative Agreement and State of Vermont Contract/Grant Agreement guidelines. • Maintain good communication and professional relationships with NorthWoods staff, program participants and the general public. • [...]

27 01, 2017

NorthWoods is Hiring!

2017-01-27T16:37:06+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Conservation Corps, Employment, Highlights, News|

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is looking for qualified candidates to fill numerous short-term and long-term seasonal positions in 2017. The NorthWoods Conservation Corps is accepting applications for roughly 20 Crew Leader and 42 Crew member positions throughout the Northeast (northern Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut). Conservation crews complete a variety of river, wildlife, and trail management projects during an intensive 6-week summer field season. All crew staff receive professional training, hands-on work experience, and competitive wages. Additionally, qualified staff may be eligible for housing, internship credit, college course credit, and [...]

27 01, 2017

New USFWS Partnership Programs in 2017

2017-03-24T12:29:24+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Conservation Corps, Highlights, News|

Since 1999, NorthWoods Stewardship Center has had a long-standing partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to manage Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews at National Wildlife Refuges across  New England. Nearly 20 years later, the partnership continues to offer great conservation career  opportunities at several new locations. This year, NorthWoods will manage a YCC Crew at the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Vermont and a YCC Crew Leader team at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Downeast Maine. These crews are in addition to our current YCC crews at [...]

26 01, 2017

This Week in the Woods: Who’s been chewing this tree?

2017-01-26T10:17:29+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Education, Forest Stewardship Institute, News, This Week in the Woods|

Hey, who did that?! While walking in the woods this week, we noticed freshly scraped-off bark at the base of this yellow birch tree. It looks a little bit like abstract wildlife artwork, but in these cold winter months, our Vermont woodland animals are more concerned about… food! The scraping reached about two feet above the snow pack, about the height that a snowshoe hare might reach- our first suspect. But upon closer inspection we found marks from very small teeth, in randomly alternating directions. These marks are characteristic of voles, [...]

22 12, 2016

Early Bird Bunkhouse Booking Discounts!

2016-12-22T11:58:30+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Highlights, News|

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30 11, 2016

Now Hiring: 2017 Crew Leaders & Assistant Crew Leaders

2016-12-22T17:21:59+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Conservation Corps, Employment, News|

The Northwoods Conservation Corps is hiring Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders for the 2017 season. Leaders are highly trained, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals who will supervise crew members (ages 15-18), complete conservation projects, and facilitate educational activities through the summer. Leaders must ensure a safe work environment, compile project logs and evaluations, maintain tools and equipment, and make sure all crew members adhere to Northwoods policies and expectations. The Kingdom Corps works with northern Vermont and New Hampshire youth to maintain trails, improve riparian habitats, and complete various conservation [...]

30 11, 2016

Now Hiring: 2017 AmeriCorps Environmental Ed & Outdoor Rec Instructor

2016-12-13T19:11:43+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Education, Employment, News|

Three of these positions are available for the summer of 2017. This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP supports their members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year. NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit organization located on [...]

16 11, 2016

Corps Improves Water Access at Passumpsic Valley Land Trust Property

2016-12-13T19:11:44+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Conservation Corps, Highlights, News|

The NorthWoods Conservation Corps recently partnered with the Passumpsic Valley Land Trust (PVLT) to improve water access and remediate existing points of erosion on the Passumpsic River. Learn more about the project in this write up, courtesy of the PVLT, and learn more about their organization by visiting their website. New Enhancements at Passumpsic Valley Land Trust's Confluence Property Want to launch a canoe or kayak in Lyndon at the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Passumpsic River? Recall that PVLT acquired the former Alfred Smith property along [...]