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Webinar: Woods, Waters & Wildlife putting the pieces together

In this webinar, we’ll focus on the natural community and species scale components that are present on private lands. We’ll learn more about available data in BioFinder and see what that looks like on the ground and how an understanding of these issues might affect how you manage your land. 
Presenters: Andrea Shortsleeve, Jens Hilke & Andy Wood

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October 6, 2020 - 7:00 AM - October 6, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Webinar: Seeing Beyond Boundaries: Understanding Your Land At Different Scales

In this webinar, we’ll help landowners see their parcel at different scales. We’ll begin on the ground, talking with landowners about their stories of the land, then we’ll zoom out to use BioFinder to see the ecological context in which the parcel sits, looking at how that can provide additional information for land management.
Presenters: Andrea Shortsleeve, Jens Hilke, & Andy Wood 

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September 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM - September 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM

WIldlife Crossing Webinar

In this webinar, we’ll dive into the science and planning of wildlife road crossings. First, we’ll look at the field science of road ecology and what we’ve learned from years of camera trapping along roads and inside/under bridges and culverts. We’ll also look at the computer models in Vermont Conservation Design to understand these concepts in a landscape context. Lastly, we'll explore how Vermont towns are improving and planning for wildlife movement across local roads. 
Presenters: Jens Hilke & Andy Wood

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September 23, 2020 - 3:00 PM - September 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Webinar: Updating your town plan for Act 171

Since January 1st, 2018, towns and RPCs are required to identify forest blocks and habitat connectors, as well as plan for development in those places in ways that minimize forest fragmentation. This requirement asks towns to look at the larger patterns of forests and dive into the science of what is known about connectivity in their region at multiple scales. Some of the data involved is immediately actionable, but some of the models warrant caution and additional research. Tune in to hear how VT Fish & Wildlife Department can help your town interpret available data and translate it into actionable planning and policy. 

Presenters: Jens Hilke & Andy Wood from Vermont Fish & Wildlife

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Repeat sessions of this webinar will be offered on the following four dates:

  • 10/22/20             2:00pm-3:00pm                  
  • 11/18/20             10:00am-11:00am            
  • 12/07/20             1:00pm-2:00pm               
September 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM - September 14, 2020 - 4:00 PM

American Marten in Vermont- Webinar

Join VT Coverts as we host Katy Crumley of the VT Fish and Wildlife for a presentation on American Marten. The program will provide an overview of American Marten, their life history and presence in Vermont. Katy will also discuss the latest game camera research efforts used to better understand their current distribution.

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June 24, 2020 - 2:30 PM - June 24, 2020 - 3:30 PM

Leave it to Beaver- Webinar

Beaver are nature’s engineers and influence the world around them. Join VT Coverts as we present Kim Royar, from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss the biology of beaver, their role in the ecosystem and how to live with beaver causing conflicts.

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June 17, 2020 - 5:00 AM - June 17, 2020 - 6:00 AM

LIVE Online: Biofinder & Vermont Conservation Design

Wednesday, May 27 | 5-6 pm | Live via Zoom:
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Have you ever wondered how your backyard or woodlot fits into the bigger picture? Are you interested in learning about your town’s wildlife habitat and its most important ecological areas? Join Andy Wood from VT Fish & Wildlife Department’s Community Wildlife Program to learn about BioFinder, a free online portal, mapping tool, and go-to resource for exploring Vermont Conservation Design – a powerful dataset and vision for conserving Vermont’s biodiversity.

May 27, 2020 - 1:00 PM - May 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Vermont Wild Kitchen: Fresh Fish Tacos and Nettles (virtual)

Join Rooted in Vermont and Vermont Fish & Wildlife for a Facebook Live evening of freshly caught fish tacos and wild nettles! Corey Hart and Cheryl Herrick will demonstrate some basics in identification, processing, and cooking of these wonderful wild ingredients.

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Bring your questions and appetites!

May 21, 2020 - 1:00 PM - May 21, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Black Bears in VT

Come learn about Vermont’s black bears with Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist, Jaclyn Comeau. Learn about black bear biology, their behaviors and common situations that lead to conflicts between people and bears. Jaclyn will provide practical steps we can all take to prevent these conflicts and keep Vermont a great place for bears to live.

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May 21, 2020 - 10:00 AM - May 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Land and Wildlife – Changes Over Time

Join VT Coverts as they host VT Fish and Wildlife Department's wildlife biologist Kim Royar to share how land use has affected the occurrence and distribution of wildlife.  This engaging program will review the fascinating, and sometimes devastating influence humans and land use change have had on wildlife populations such as beaver, otter, bobcat, and coyote.  

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May 20, 2020 - 5:00 AM - May 20, 2020 - 6:00 AM
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