This event is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Join us to explore how we might manage for some of the desired characteristics of old forests. We will learn how to recognize an old forest, what the desired characteristics are, and how to choose the best approach for achieving those characteristics. We will discuss everything from broad regional conservation goals to on-the-ground details like how to increase down and standing dead wood in a forest. 

Trip Leaders

  • Dr. Tony D’Amato, Director of Forestry Program, University of Vermont

Also present to answer questions

  • Keith Thompson, Private Lands Program Manager, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation 
  • Ben Machin, Redstart Forestry  
  • Liz Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Vermont Land Trust
  • David McMath, Forester, Vermont Land Trust

This event is perfect for landowners who wish to enhance their understanding of their forestland, old forests, and how they can best protect and enhance the characteristics of old forests. If you are a professional forester interested in this topic, please contact us for information on other training opportunities.

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