27 01, 2017

NorthWoods is Hiring!

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

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?

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, [...]

30 11, 2016

Now Hiring: 2017 Crew Leaders & Assistant Crew Leaders

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

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

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 [...]

9 11, 2016

Recipient Announced for 2016 George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award

November 9th, 2016|Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, News|

NorthWoods is pleased to announce that Colleen Goodridge from Albany, VT will be this year's recipient of the George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. The award is given annually to a member of the Northeast Kingdom community who has made a positive impact on forestry in the region. Through this award we also honor the late George Buzzell, a long-time Orleans County Forester known for his sense of humor, respect for the people he served, and overall dedication to his work and to the forest. Colleen demonstrates the spirit of this award [...]

28 10, 2016

Fall Tree Planting in the CT River Valley

October 28th, 2016|Conservation Corps, Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, News|

While we often think of springtime as the time for crazy amounts of tree-planting, fall can also be a good time to plant young trees and jump start the restoration of a riparian area. This week, the Conservation Corps finished up a flood plain forest restoration planting of 2300 trees and shrubs along the shores of the CT River in Piedmont, NH. The 7.5 acre parcel had previously been used as a corn field, but will now be converted back into silver maple flood plain forest  - protecting the water from [...]

19 10, 2016

Women Can Do: Chainsaw Practice 2016

October 19th, 2016|Education, Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, News|

Kim explains the saw at the chainless 'safe station'. Enthusiasm wasn’t dampened by a little afternoon rain last Thursday when female high-school students learned how to safely use chainsaws and cut tree cookies at the Women Can Do Expo at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont. The Expo is an annual event put on by Vermont Works for Women, an organization dedicated to helping women advance in non-traditional careers and investing in the next generation of working women. NorthWoods Stewardship Center has participated for the past 6 years running a chainsaw skills [...]