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Managing Forests for Water Quality Workshop & Site Visit

Event Details

Tuesday, May 23rd 9 - Noon
Location: Waterville Town Hall, Waterville VT
Free event
Please register in advance by calling Kim at (802) 888‐9218 ext. 113
Sponsored by: Lamoille County Conservation District, USDA and Vermont Forest, Parks, & Recreation
Contact: Kim Jensen, LCCD at (802) 888‐9218 ext. 113 or kimberly.jensen@ vt.nacdnet.net

 

Buffer Widths? Stream Crossings? Water Bars? Logging practices to protect water quality may often be second nature to forest managers but what are they exactly?

Join VT Forests, Parks & Recreation’s David Wilcox, Watershed Forester, and Rick Dyer, Lamoille County Forester, to review the revisions to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont. A morning presentation will outline some of the updates to the AMPs, and then participants will drive to a private forest in Belvidere for a site visit that demonstrates some of these practices.

Kim Jensen, from Lamoille County Conservation District, and Nancy Allen, from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be available to discuss programs that are available for landowners to help meet their goals to protect forest water quality. SAF forester licensing credits and LEAP credits are being pursued for this workshop.

Foresters, loggers, and landowners are encouraged to attend.