CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, October
Eastern Old Growth Forests - What They Are, Why They're Important, Opportunities for Management (Online): Old growth forests can be defined as forested ecosystems which have developed somewhat independently for a long time, usually at least several centuries. In addition to being beautiful demonstrations of how forests naturally grow and develop, old growth forests are incredibly valuable for our landscape. They are diverse and resilient, feature amazing habitat opportunities for wildlife, provide clean air and clean water and store more carbon than the relatively young forests that dominate VT's landscape today. Vermont contains very little old growth forest, although ecologists have placed an ideal target of at 6.7% of VT's landscape (9% of our forests) to be maintained as "old forest." Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester and CVU's Access program for a discussion of eastern old growth forests. Ethan will discuss what old growth forests are like (it may surprise you!), why they should be important to us, and what our role may be in helping develop new old growth on our landscape. 7 - 8 p.m. Sign up: cvsdvt.ce.eleyo.com/course/573/fall-winter-2020/old-growth-forests-what-they-are-why-they-re-important-and-opportunities-for-management-online. Free (donations welcome). Online. You will receive an email 2 days prior to the start date of your class with info on participation. .