Intro to Fly Tying Courses
Sign up for this introductory fly tying course focused on material, hook, and thread terminology. Techniques such as thread control, proportion, tying on materials, dubbing, and wings and tails will be covered while tying a variety of flies.
Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Rd., Castleton
The four-week course will be held on Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm on February 26, March 5, 12, and 19. Participants are expected to attend all four evenings.
Annex Building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin
The four-week course will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm on March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Participants are expected to attend all four evenings.
Trout Management on the Batten Kill
February 23, 2:00 - 3:00 PM |
Neighborhood Connections, 5700 Mountain Marketplace, Londonderry
The Batten Kill is one of Vermont’s pre-eminent wild trout streams and the status of its brown and brook trout populations have been closely monitored since the early 1980s. Lee Simard, Fisheries Biologist, will give a talk on the history of the Batten Kill and the Fish & Wildlife Department's past, current, and future management practices.
Cut with Confidence workshops
March 3, or March 10; 1:00-3:00 PM
600 Schuler Road, Derby VT
The Cut with Confidence workshops will help landowners better understand the ins and outs of a successful timber harvest. Register for one, two, or all three workshops. The discussion will cover contracts, silviculture, and everything in between.
Vermont's Wildlife in a Changing Climate
February 28, 10:00-12:00 PM |
Dummerston Grange Hall, 1008 East-West Rd., Dummerston Center
Through colorful photos and captivating stories, the audience will come away with a new understanding of how climate change is affecting wildlife. Tom Rogers, with the Fish & Wildlife Department, will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these new threats.
Public Discussion on Baitfish Regulations
February 28, 6:30-9:00 PM |
Lake Region Union High School, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans
The Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting a public discussion session on Vermont’s fishing regulations. Department officials are hoping to engage anglers in a discussion and gather public opinion on the state’s baitfish rules
Land Use Planning to Address Forest Fragmentation
March 1, 12:00-1:30 PM |
Beginning in 2018, Vermont’s Act 171 requires that municipalities and regions that are updating their municipal and regional plans identify areas that are important as “forest blocks” and “habitat connectors” and plan for development in those areas to minimize forest fragmentation. As town and regional plans come up for revision, many communities are now attempting to create the required maps and write the appropriate language. This webinar will provide background, tools, and samples for this implementation process.
Free Basic Ice Fishing Clinic
March 6, 10:00-2:00 PM
Retreat Meadows, Brattleboro, VT
This hands-on clinic will cover everything you need to know to go ice fishing. Topics will include ice safety, hole drilling, equipment and techniques, regulations, and much more. Registration is required and can be completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 802-265-2279.
Rattlesnakes in Vermont
March 8, 7:00-8:30 PM |
Community College of Vermont, Rutland Campus, 60 West Street, Rutland
Fish & Wildlife Department biologist Doug Blodgett shares research findings and life history description of rattlesnakes surviving at the most northern reaches of the species' continental range in Vermont.
Deadline to Submit to the Growing Works of Art Contest
Calling all Vermont students in grades 1-8: submit your tree-inspired artwork to the Growing Works of Art Contest! This year’s theme is “Share A Tree Story: How a Tree Has Helped you GROW!” Celebrate the connections we share with trees by creating a work of art that showcases fond memories enjoyed because of the trees in our lives. Winning posters will receive a Vermont State Parks punch pass and will be featured on WCAX’s “Across the Fence” television show.
Deadline to Submit Nominations for the Vermont Tree Steward Awards
Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work as a local tree steward? Nominate them for this award as a way to recognize our state’s urban and community forestry champions! Award categories include professionals, leaders, unsung heroes, volunteer groups, and youth and students.