Seminar for Landowners Wildlife Mgmt
Posted on 05/13/2015
women in field viewing wildlifeMedia Contacts:
Mary Beth Adler, 802-885-8836; Dave Adams, 802-324-6529

Seminar for Landowners on New Forestry, Wildlife Mgmt Practices May 30

CASTLETON, Vt.  A free seminar for landowners entitled “Understanding Farm Bill Programs for Forestry and Wildlife Management” will be offered on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Education Center at Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, Vt.

The seminar is offered by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Staff from both agencies, including Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Rec specialists, will provide participants with an understanding of forestry and wildlife practices related to Farm Bill programs available to landowners. They will review the process of developing a forest management plan, controlling invasive species, and enhancing food sources for wildlife, as well as funding sources available for these services.

“With more than 80 percent of Vermont’s land in private hands, landowners can do much to promote sustainable forestry practices and improve habitat for wildlife,” said Mary Beth Adler, wildlife habitat technician for Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “The programs we will highlight can give landowners the funding and skills they need to improve their land.”

The morning will be spent on presentations and discussion, and the group will head out after lunch for a field trip to see management practices in action.

Participants are encouraged to preregister at by emailing Mary Beth Adler at or call 802-885-8836. They should plan to bring a lunch, a water bottle, and to dress appropriately for the weather and to guard against ticks.