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19 06, 2017

2017 Youth Lake Tour

2017-06-19T15:07:24+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Education, Highlights, News|

Smiling faces of the youngest sailors (preK from St. Paul's Catholic School) in the wheelhouse of the Northern Star. by Valerie Dillon, Memphremagog Watershed Association​ This was the third year an “educational twist” to a boat trip on Lake Memphremagog was offered to the 3rd graders of Orleans County. The 2017 adventure was courtesy of several sponsors: Mr. Tony Pomerleau (who generously started the youth tour program 5 years ago), North Country Hospital, Community National Bank, Passumpsic Savings Bank, and the Rotary Club of Newport. The Northern Star Vermont [...]

9 06, 2017

Now Hiring: 2017 Sustainable Forestry Interns

2017-06-19T15:38:33+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Employment, Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, News|

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 crew of three Sustainable Forestry Interns will work with Forest Stewardship staff on management and educational programming in the Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest at NorthWoods, as well as contract projects with other landowners in northeastern Vermont. This year’s internship will focus on adapting forest management for climate change, learning about the predicted impacts to our northern forest and how [...]

24 05, 2017

Hiring: Sachuest Point NWR Crew Members, Middletown, RI

2017-05-24T12:55:43+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Conservation Corps, Employment, Highlights, News|

Know a teen in southern New England who loves the outdoors? We are still looking for Corps members for our crew in Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, RI. Build trails, control invasive plant species and help protect piping plover! A great opportunity and paid summer gig for conservation-minded teens. LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE:

18 05, 2017

Climate-Adapted Forestry with the NIACS

2017-05-18T13:25:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Highlights, News|

In March we shared our plans to build climate change resilience in the Spitzer Demonstration Forest. You can now read about this ongoing initiative on the Climate Change Response Framework website, a project of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. Along with other demonstration projects covering millions of acres in 19 U.S. states, we'll be designing our forestry practices with a different future climate in mind. New climate projections, research, forest pests and other factors are keeping land managers on our toes; there's a wealth of information from the various [...]

18 05, 2017

Greening Up Vermont

2017-05-18T12:39:23+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Highlights, News|

Started 47 years ago, Green Up Day is a proud tradition in the state of Vermont. On the first Saturday in May, no matter the weather, community volunteers throughout the state head out to the rivers and roadsides to clean up discarded trash and litter. This year, as usual, NorthWoods staff and junior staff participated in the statewide effort, picking up litter along ~1/2 mile of East Echo Lake Road. We filled just 2 trash bags, a decrease from past years. Thanks to the Echo Lake community for keeping the neighborhood clean [...]

1 05, 2017

Pavel Cenkl – Climate Run 2017 | Arctic Trail

2017-05-01T14:04:05+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, News|

Why run? For NorthWoods Trustee Pavel Cenkl, who will be undertaking a 12-day solo run across Arctic Scandinavia this summer, the answer has many elements. As the Associate Dean of Academics and Director of Athletics at Sterling College, Cenkl aims not only for athletic achievement but to teach, inspire, and help draw attention the effects of climate change as he travels along the 500-mile route which lies within the Arctic Circle. In 2015, Pavel ran a 3-day, 150-mile route south-to-north across Iceland, the first trek in his Climate Run series which aims [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]