Workshop on Managing Your Woods with Birds in Mind

On Friday May 22, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a workshop on Managing Your Woods With Birds in Mind in Dummerston, VT. This event is designed to help woodland owners and others who are interested to become more knowledgeable about managing forests to promote bird habitat. The workshop leaders are Steve Hagenbuch and Jim Shallow, conservation biologists with Audubon Vermont, and George Weir, a consulting forester. In addition to presentations by these experts, there will be bird and forest walks. These forays will highlight how to inventory and assess bird habitat and the use of forest management practices to benefit birds and other native wildlife.

This workshop, which is sponsored by Dummerston Conservation Commission, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, Southeastern Vermont Audubon, and Windham Regional Woodlands Association, will be held at Deer Run Farm in Dummerston. The location is 1026 Camp Arden Road. From Brattleboro, go west on Route 30 (West River Road) about 6.5 miles. Turn right and go over the covered bridge. Then turn left onto Camp Arden Road and travel about 2 miles to Deer Run Farm.

The workshop sponsors will provide morning coffee and lunch beverages. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch, binoculars, and footwear that is suitable for easy walks in the woods.

The registration donation of $15 will include a copy of Audubon Vermont’s book, Managing Your Woods With Birds in Mind. To aid in planning, the sponsors would appreciate early registration. Contact Jane Michaud of the Dummerston Conservation Commission by e-mail () or telephone (802-254-1343.)

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