NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to accept nominations for the fifth 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. An award ceremony will be held at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
During his 44 years as Orleans County Forester, George Buzzell exemplified the best practice of his trade, including research that helped to re-define sugarbush management in Vermont. George also cast a welcoming net– encouraging education and inviting the widest community into the conversation and practice of forestry.
With this award, we honor the outstanding contributions of our late friend George Buzzell and recognize others who are carrying the torch of forest stewardship in the Northeast Kingdom. Eligible candidates are those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to sustainable management of forestland in the Northeast Kingdom, and who have also worked to advance and/or share knowledge to ensure the long term resiliency and productivity of our forests. The individual’s direct impact can include hands-on
work, policy improvement, education and training, or a combination.
NorthWoods welcomes nomination of award candidates until Monday, October 2nd . For the nomination form and instructions, please contact Sam Perron at NorthWoods, (802) 723-6551 ext 302, or firstname.lastname@example.org.