Learn what to expect when conducting a forest management project on your land 

Managing the forest on your property can be a daunting project to undertake. But, when done correctly, forest management can benefit landowners and forest ecology in multiple ways, including increasing the diversity of tree species and ages, enhancing habitat for songbirds, protecting soil and water quality, and improving forest health.  

Join Women Owning Woodlands Vermont to view a forest management project being implemented in the Hinesburg Town Forest. Together we’ll explore the ins and outs of this project and cover tree identification, wildlife habitat improvements, logging equipment, layout of woods roads to protect soil and water quality, marking trees using science-based principles, and any other questions you may have. WOW VT programs are tailored towards those who identify as female, but all are welcome to participate.

Trip Leaders

  • Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester
  • Andrea Shortsleeve, Habitat Biologist, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife 
  • Caitlin Cusack, VLT Forester

Directions to the location will be provided after registration.  To learn more about the Hinesburg Town Forest project, check out the links and resources here.   

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.