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Take a guided walk through an old forest in Vermont

Always wanted to explore an old forest? Join ecologist Liz Thompson and forester David McMath for a visit to a beautiful old forest on private conserved land.

The owners of this land have chosen to allow this spectacular forest to grow, mature, and function on its own, without the active management that most Vermont forests receive. Large and majestic maples, ashes, and hemlocks, plus lots of standing dead wood and moss-covered logs on the forest floor are the result. These forests provides important wildlife habitat, support abundant mushrooms, mosses and other life forms, and helps keep water clean.

This event is perfect for people who love the woods and want to learn more about old forests.

The walk to the forest from the parking area is one mile and will take 30 minutes each way at a steady pace. We will be on trails, but there will be a little bit of up and down and some uneven terrain. You will be standing or walking for the duration of the event and exposed to the weather of the day.

Trip Leaders:

• Liz Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Vermont Land Trust
• David McMath, Forester, Vermont Land Trust

This event is free and part of our Annual Celebration event series.

Health Statement

This event will be hosted outdoors with physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required for participants who are unvaccinated, and optional for those who are vaccinated.

Given the nature of these tours in this moment, it may be difficult for speakers to project their voices adequately and for each participant to hear or see clearly with physical distancing in place. We will do our best and ask for your understanding. Other precautions may be required based on State and CDC guidance.

Please contact Caitlin Cusack with questions and accommodation requests.

The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all people regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. 

Barnard, Vermont