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November 2020

Ecology, Conservation, and Forest Management at the Andrews Community Forest

November 10, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
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How do you improve habitat for wildlife, increase a forest's diversity, complexity, and ability to adapt to climate change--all while protecting sensitive and unique ecological features? Join us as we explore the intersection of ecology, conservation, and forest management at the Andrews Community Forest. The Vermont Land Trust helped the Town of Richmond acquire and conserve the land in 2018.

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Invasive Plant Series: Should I Spray?

November 11, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
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Join this engaging discussion on the role of chemicals in controlling invasive plants. Topics covered include: When you might choose to use herbicides, the differences between "natural" and synthetic herbicides, how to educate yourself on herbicide use, things to consider when hiring a professional contractor, and environmental and health risks associated with invasive plants versus those associated with commonly used herbicides.

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Old Growth Forests: A Virtual Tour of Ancient Woodlands

November 17, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Old growth forests are complex places—ancient, mysterious, and, frankly, messy. Learn about old growth forests in Vermont and in the northeast—what they are, why they are important in the face of climate change, and how you can recognize them.

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December 2020

Invasive Plant Series: Early Detection as a First Line of Defense

December 9, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
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Join this discussion about how to recognize and address new invasive plant incursions to prevent establishment. Learn about early detection monitoring and how to recognize some new-to-Vermont (or soon-to-be-in-Vermont) invasives to watch for in your community.

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Wildlife on the Move: Protecting Landscape Connections One Parcel at A Time

December 15, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Animals such as bear, moose and bobcat need large, undeveloped areas to survive. Vermont’s land links wildlife habitat between New York, New England, and Canada. Many people and groups are working hard to protect wildlife corridors so these animals can survive, and thrive. Join us as we explore these corridors and the threats facing animals. We'll take a closer look at the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor in Waterbury and Stowe.

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