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Intersection Twentymile Stream Road and Chapman Rd Cavendish.

Vermont Forestry Foundation Presents: Regeneration Harvesting in a Challenging Environment

This workshop will be reviewing the shelterwood system and its variations in white pine, along with group and single tree selection in northern hardwoods in Cavendish VT on two lots, with only one parking stop. The main attraction is the lands of the Stowell Family. Deryl was a top-notch logger, who passed away a few years ago. He was perpetually thinning a couple hundred acres of pine, so it is effectively shelterwood densities with mixed regen, including some pine. We have done a bit of group removal, and more distinct shelterwood groups for establishment. (They want to move toward uneven aged management -and Bill Leak hates the idea of "shelterwood groups" until he sees them.) There are some large patches of pine storm damage from about 6 years ago that were salvaged. There is also northern hardwood with oak and spruce where we did real groups, with some harvest between groups. Next door, is a lot Deryl cut more aggressively over 30+ years, basically a deferred shelterwood, where we did the overstory removal recently along with other treatments. 
Our world-class BBQ chicken lunch will be provided by Hardy-Foard Catering as usual. Let us know if you have special dietary needs.  


8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and greetings.  

9:00 AM-12:30 PM: Introductory session and tour pine and hardwoods, east side.  

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Catered BBQ chicken lunch and discussion of current markets.  

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: View recent harvest units in pine, west side. An informal discussion and beverages will follow. 

Speakers: Bill Leak: USFS silviculturist, Durham office Mariko Yamasaki: USFS wildlife biologist, Durham office Ben Farina USFS silviculturist AJ Follensbee/David Paganelli, Vermont FPR, county forester Steve Hardy: Green Mountain Forestry, private consulting forester  Robbo Holleran: managing forester, president of Vermont Forestry Foundation Jeff Tilly: USFS Green Mountain NF Jennifer Fish: MA DCR Service Forestry Program Director (invited) William Hill: MA DCR State Public Lands/Management Forestry Program Director (invited) 

Cost is $50 per person, catered BBQ chicken lunch for those who pre-register by May 24th. Walk-in registration: Cash or check only. BYO chair and bug repellent. Continuing Ed credits are being arranged: SAF (5.5) MA THL (TBD), New Hampshire PLP (7.0), and Vermont LEAP (8.0) 
Checks to be made out to Vermont Forestry Foundation and sent with registration forms to Kristen Dietrich, Green Mountain Forestry, 1037 Western Avenue, Suite 6, Brattleboro, VT 05301.   For more information contact: Robbo Holleran 802-875-3021 Steve Hardy 802-310-2389 

Address: Intersection Twentymile Stream Road and Chapman Rd Cavendish.  


From Route 91 Exit 8 (Ascutney): take Rt 131 west about 6 miles to Downers 4-Corners. Continue on Rt 131 about 7.7 miles, and turn right onto Twentymile Stream Road. Go about 3.5 miles to the intersection just beyond the large power lines with large fields on both sides.  

From Ludlow: South on rt 103 about 3 miles to Proctorsville; turn left onto rt 131. Continue about 0.7 miles to left turn onto Twentymile Stream Road.