Students implemented service-learning projects
in community-based forest conservation at the UVM Jericho Research
Forest in support of the Vermont Town Forest Project. The Vermont
Town Forest Project seeks: to strengthen cultural connections
to the land; to enhance citizen stewardship; and to establish
and/or expand town forests.
Students prepared a written project description
using Measuring Progress: An Evaluation Guide for Ecosystem
and Community-Based Projects (Ecosystem Management Initiative,
University of Michigan, 2004) as a foundation. They presented
their findings to community participants on April 22, 2006 as
part of an Earth Day Celebration at the Jericho Research Forest.