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Forest Stewardship Institute
Our FSI program is dedicated to advancing the practice of sustainable land management in the Northern Forest. We do this through a combination of science, demonstration forestry, education, and consulting services. Our audience is primarily landowners in northern Vermont, but also includes forestry professionals, students, teachers, and partnering organizations.
The program builds upon nearly two decades of science, forestry, and education work completed by the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Initial funding for FSI was provided by the Canaday Family Charitable Trust. Ongoing funding comes from private donations, from fee-for-service consulting, grants, federal forestry incentive programs, and a modest income from sustainable timber harvests in our demonstration forest.
NorthWoods needs your help to steward the trails in our 1,500 acre forest. Our Hopkins Hill Trail has become rutted from unauthorized ATVs and off-road vehicle use. While we recognize that off-roading is one way [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FSI Resources and Activities
Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest: Providing a dynamic first-hand example of applied stewardship practices on a diverse 1,500 acre parcel surrounding the NorthWoods Stewardship Center’s facility. Accessible to the public through 4-season trails and interpretive signage.
Educational Workshops:Engaging and informative learning opportunities for students, teachers, landowners, forestry professionals, and anyone interested in land stewardship.