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2014 Conference Registration is Open, and Submission Deadline Extended

Oct 29, 2014

Registration for the 2014 VMC Conference is now open, and the deadline for submitting a talk or poster has been moved to November 7. Conference details and paper and poster submission forms are available on our website. It's going to be a great time!

Announcing the 2014 VMC Conference!

Oct 02, 2014

The VMC Annual Conference will be held on December 11, 2014 at UVM. This year's theme - "Science to Policy: Benefitting from Actionable Science" - will focus on how to get the best and most timely research and monitoring findings to the policy and decision makers that need it. Check out the evolving agenda, our call for posters and presentation submissions, and the chance to propose your own working session at the meeting home page, www.uvm.edu/vmc/annualMeeting/2014. Registration will open later this month, and we look forward to seeing you in December!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Sep 17, 2014

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year, and the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests and partners (including VMC) are putting on a celebration in Middlebury, Vermont, in its honor. Join for a day of talks, hiking and workshops!

Registration open for Forests for the People

Sep 12, 2014

Registration is open for the Town Forest Summit in Barre at the end of the month. There will be a full day of learning about the role of town forests and showcasing success stories and resources and tools to help establish new town forests.

Help Set VMC Strategic Priorities

Jul 28, 2014

The VMC staff would like your help to set its strategic priorities and activities for the coming years. Participate in our strategic planning survey. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will be invaluable to VMC staff and contributors in prioritizing our work. Thanks for your help!

Monitoring of the Effects of Ski Resort Development on Stream Flow Continues at Mt Mansfield

May 07, 2014

Read the latest report from the paired study of undeveloped and developed water catchments on the eastern slopes of Mt. Mansfield. Jointly funded by the US Geological Survey and the VMC, this monitoring effort is capturing differences in the effects of ski area development on stream flows in forested basins. In the most recent water year, the overall differential in flow from the two catchments was lower than average, but differences in the timing of peak flow were still evident, likely from the effects of withdrawals for snowmaking and the different melting rates of compacted and non-compacted snow.

Latest Amphibian Monitoring Data Available on Request

Apr 28, 2014

Jim Andrews has been tracking the richness and abundance of amphibian species on Mt. Mansfield for over 20 years, and over 400 observations from the 2013 field season are now archived in VMC’s database and available upon request. Get in touch with VMC’s Data and Web Coordinator to find out more about accessing the data.

2013 Forest Bird Monitoring Program Data Now Available

Apr 21, 2014

Data from the 2013 Forest Bird Monitoring Program sites on Mt. Mansfield and Lye Brook are now available. With support from VMC, long-time cooperators Steve Faccio, Kent McFarland and Chris Rimmer at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies have continued to build upon their impressive record of 22 years of monitoring high-elevation breeding birds in Vermont. These data are an invaluable resource for understanding how sensitive species are responding to environmental changes across Vermont and regionally though VCE's larger efforts.

2013 Conference Proceedings Now Available!

Mar 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of the Proceedings of the December 12, 2013 VMC Conference. Thanks to the participation of a great lineup of morning speakers and afternoon presenters, as well as everyone who stayed through the afternoon working sessions, this Conference yielded a wealth of information. VMC staff have compiled syntheses of the morning presentations and afternoon working groups in the Proceedings, as well as the abstracts of presentations from the afternoon concurrent sessions

Grants announced for community-level urban forestry projects

Jan 23, 2014

Two grant programs were just announced, with the potential to fund projects ranging from ranging from $100 to $10,000. Made available by Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, these grants can help communities develop programs to care for tree canopy by taking the necessary actions to developing and sustaining a community-wide tree program, including a range of activities from inventory to plan development to public outreach.

Video recordings and presentations from VMC's 2013 conference now available

Jan 15, 2014

Couldn't make it to the annual meeting last week? Too many good options during the concurrent sessions? Catch up with the video recordings from our great line-up of speakers in the morning, as well as the three concurrent sessions in the afternoon. More presentations and abstracts will be coming out soon, so stay tuned.

Complete agenda for VMC annual meeting

Nov 25, 2013

A near-final agenda is now posted to the VMC website, including three concurrent session of talks in the afternoon, ranging in topic from mapping vernal pools to the relationship between forest health and Vermont’s tourism economy to forest soil mercury content. Take a look, and don’t forget to register!

Fall VMC Newsletter Now Available

Nov 05, 2013

Read a great interview with John Austin from Vermont Fish and Wildlife, updates on the transition of VMC leadership from Larry Forcier to Jen Pontius, the beginnings of a Vermont-specific portal to Forest Inventory and Analysis data, and a peek at windspeed patterns around the lake this summer.

Deadline Extended for Submitting Papers to Annual Meeting

Nov 01, 2013

The deadline for submitting abstracts and posters to VMC for presentation at the annual meeting has been moved to November 12, with people being notified by November 15 if their paper/poster has been accepted.

Winter Injury and Regrowth in Red Spruce

Oct 30, 2013

Great new research from our cooperators working across the northeast, including at VMC's intensive site on Mount Mansfield. Stands of red spruce damaged in the winter of 2003 and suffering subsequent declined showed remarkable above-average growth in later years. Why? Researchers are still working on that...

Present your work at VMC's annual meeting!

Oct 15, 2013

With just under two months to go, planning for VMC's annual meeting is well underway, and we're looking for your research! The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 1st, so don't wait too long! With confirmed speakers including all three Agency of Natural Resources Commissioners, the Dean of the Rubenstein School and several partners from the US Forest Service this will be a great opportunity to share your work with peers from around the state and help add to our collective knowledge about forested ecosystems here in Vermont.

VMC Annual Meeting will be held on December 12, 2013

Sep 10, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the VMC annual meeting will be held on December 12, 2013 at UVM. This year's theme "New Collaborations for Emerging Forest Needs" will feature keynote speaker Jon Erickson, Interim Dean of UVM's Rubenstein School and invited presentations by Commissioners Patrick Berry, David Mears and Michael Snyder of the VT Agency of Natural Resources, Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest Supervisor Colleen Madrid, and Ryan Hanavan of the Forest Service's Northeastern State and Private Forestry program. Check out the annual meeting page online for a full agenda, our call for paper submissions, and registration. We hope to see you there!

Summer VMC Newsletter

Aug 01, 2013

August has arrived, and so has the VMC summer newsletter. Read our farewell to retiring VMC cooperator Nancy Burt, review 20 years of VMC involvement at the Lye Brook Wilderness Area, and learn what VTFPR’s Director of Forests Steve Sinclair has to say about the role VMC can play in connecting communities to forest ecosystems. As a bonus, Mim Pendleton gives you a sense just how soggy May and June really were by delving into the precipitation record at Proctor Maple Research.

VMC Spring Newsletter is Here

May 16, 2013

The latest newsletter from the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative is online. Read a great interview with longtime VMC Cooperator Barbara Burns, learn about how a new air quality sensor at Proctor Maple can help measure aquatic acidification, meet some new faces at VMC, and find out what improvements are around the corner for VMC's database and website.

Upcoming Forest Health Information Meeting on March 26th

Mar 18, 2013

Get caught up on the status of Vermont's forest health at an all-day forest health session in White River Junction, hosted by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Happening Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, topics include bumblebees, online tools for monitoring forest disturbance, updates on pear thrips, and much more.

2012 Vermont Forest Health Highlights

Jan 04, 2013

The 2012 Vermont Forest Health Highlights report is now available. Produced by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, with support from the US Forest Service State and Private Forestry, the highlights include updates on the state’s forest resource, information about our forest health activities, data on 2012 pest problems, and recommendations for managing forest and pest interactions.

VMC Annual Cooperators Meeting a Success!

Dec 05, 2012

The VMC Staff would like to thank everyone for attending the 2012 VMC Cooperators Meeting held on Monday, November 19th. We were very pleased with the number of folks that turned out for the meeting and hope that you enjoyed the program as much as we did. We will look forward to seeing everyone at next year's meeting.

VMC Annual Meeting Rescheduled for Monday November 19, 20012

Nov 07, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 2012 Annual Cooperators Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday November 19th. If you had previously registered for the meeting and can attend on November 19th you do not need to re-register. If you are unable to attend on November 19th, please email Carl Waite at cwaite@uvm.edu. If you did not register for the original date and would like to attend, register here.

URGENT - VMC ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED

Oct 26, 2012

Given reports of the projected track and potential severity of Hurricane Sandy in our area and points south along the east coast, the VMC staff have decided to postpone the VMC Annual Meeting scheduled for Monday October 29th. We will be looking for a new date and will let everyone know when that date is selected. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

VMC Annual Cooperators Meeting To Be Held On October 29, 2012 - Agenda now available

Oct 25, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 2012 Annual Cooperators Meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. View the agenda.

Last Chance to Register for The 2012 VMC Annual Meeting

Oct 23, 2012

This is the last chance to register for the 2012 Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Annual Meeting. You can also view the agenda here.

VMC Annual Cooperators Meeting To Be Held On October 29, 2012 - Agenda now available

Oct 18, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 2012 Annual Cooperators Meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. Register here. View the agenda.

UVM's NR 1 class on WCAX with i-Tree

Oct 03, 2012

The NR1 class at UVM and the VMC have been cooperating to perform an urban tree inventory of Burlington using the i-Tree eco program. See the piece WCAX aired to learn more.

VMC Annual Cooperators Meeting To Be Held On October 29, 2012

Sep 11, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 2012 Annual Cooperators Meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. Register here. A full agenda will be released soon.

Spring 2012 Newsletter Online

Jun 20, 2012

VMC is happy to announce that the Spring 2012 VMC newsletter is now available online.

Resilience: A Report on the Health of Vermont's Environment

Jun 20, 2012

A new report entitled "Resilience: A Report on the Health of Vermont's Environment" was recently released by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

VMC: 2012 Forest Growth RFP Released

Jun 20, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative has released a Request for Proposals for research to estimate forest growth rates at Mt. Mansfield.

Vermont Forest Health Meeting on Tuesday, March 20th

Jun 20, 2012

Location: American Legion, White River Junction.

The 2011 Vermont Forest Health Highlights are Now Available

Jun 20, 2012

2011 Vermont Forest Health Highlights. Produced by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, with support from the US Forest Service State and Private Forestry, the highlights include updates on the state's forest resource, information about our forest health activities, data on 2011 pest problems, and recommendations for managing forest and pest interactions. While you're at our website, you may be interested in other information about forest health problems and invasive pests available through the Vermont Forest Health homepage. The more detailed report, Forest Insect & Disease Conditions in Vermont 2011, will be posted soon. This will include maps showing results of aerial detection and invasive pest surveys, and a comprehensive list of tree health problems that were reported to us last year. Also, check out the link to the new Vermont Invasives pages at vtinvasives.org, a collaborative website with information about forest pests and invasive plants.

Save the Date: Vermont Forest Health Meeting on Tuesday, March 20th

Jun 20, 2012

Location: American Legion, White River Junction. Look for the agenda by late February

Fall-Winter 2011-12 Newsletter Online

Jun 20, 2012

VMC is happy to announce that the Fall-Winter 2011-12 VMC newsletter is now available online.

VMC Annual Cooperators Meeting a Success!

Jun 20, 2012

The VMC Staff would like to thank everyone for attending the 2011 VMC Cooperators Meeting on Monday. We were very pleased with the number of folks that turned-out for the meeting and hope that you enjoyed the program as much as we did. We will look forward to seeing you all at next years' meeting.

UVM Dean and Professor to speak at VMC Annual Meeting!

Jun 20, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative is pleased to announce that the University of Vermont's Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Thomas Vogelmann, will give a keynote presentation entitled "A contemporary ecological perspective on invasive species in forests" at its 2011 Annual Cooperators Meeting on October 31st in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, on the UVM campus.

DEC Commissioner to speak at VMC Annual Meeting

Jun 20, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative is pleased to announce that Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears will give a keynote presentation entitled "A contemporary legal and political perspective on invasive species in Vermont forests" at its 2011 Annual Cooperators Meeting on October 31st in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, on the UVM campus."

VMC Annual Meeting To Be Held On October 31, 2011

Jun 20, 2012

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's 2011 Annual Cooperators Meeting will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011, on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. Registration information and a full agenda will follow.

Mount Mansfield Site Project Application Renewal

Jun 20, 2012

Please remember to renew your VMC project application if you plan to conduct work at the VMC Mount Mansfield site during the 2011 field season.

Fall-Winter 2010-11 Newsletter Online

Jun 20, 2012

VMC is happy to announce that the Fall-Winter 2010-11 VMC newsletter is now available online.

Vermont Forest Health Information Meeting

Jun 20, 2012

Annual Vermont Forest Health Information meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

VMC Annual Meeting Agenda 2010

Jun 20, 2012

The Agenda for the VMC 2010 Annual Meeting is now online. If you missed the registration deadline but still wish to attend please contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th!

Vermont Forest Health Update

Jun 20, 2012

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation's latest Forest Health Update.

VMC Synthesis Report is Here

Jun 20, 2012

Check out VMC's comprehensive new report synthesizing over 20 years of monitoring and dozens of VMC cooperators' research.

Thanks for Coming to the 2009 Annual Meeting

Jun 20, 2012

Thanks cooperators, friends, academics, foresters and all others for making the 2009 VMC Annual Meeting such a huge success.

May 2009 Newsletter Online

Jun 20, 2012

VMC is happy to announce that the Spring 2009 VMC newsletter is now available at online. This is VMC's first entirely electronic newsletter. We value your opinions and would like feedback from you as to whether or not you like this "greener" way to deliver our newsletter. Thank you in advance for your responses. We hope you all have a great summer!

VMC Cooperator in the Boston Globe

Jun 20, 2012

Boston globe article highlights UVM Forestry Professor Bill Keeton's logging study on Mt. Mansfield State Forest as part of the VMC forest ecosystem management demonstration project. Innovative technique could help loggers keep greenhouse gases in the trees and soil and out of the atmosphere.

VMC Adds 50 New Projects on Forest Protection

Jun 20, 2012

VMC, in collaboration with the Agency of Natural Resources' Forest Protection program, is adding over 50 new projects to our database. The goal of this collaboration is to improve data management and access for Forest Protection.

VMC Spring 2008 Newsletter now online

Jun 20, 2012

VMC's Spring 2008 Newsletter is now available online. Our newsletter includes features and updates from VMC staff and cooperators.

VMC Adds Live News Feed

Jun 20, 2012

VMC has added an RSS feed to our website. To subscribe, use http://sal.snr.uvm.edu/vmc/RSSnews.xml in your favorite RSS reader, or check our new News page.

VMC Adds 100 New Publications

Jun 20, 2012

VMC recently added over 100 new publications to its online database. VMC's 200+ projects have myriad related publications. We're making an aggressive effort to collect and share them with the world. Click on your favorite projects and click the tab ""Published Paper"" to view's publications.

VMC Adds Diamond Island to Live Streaming Met Data

Jun 20, 2012

VMC adds Diamond Island to streaming met data on the homepage.

VMC Joins NEON

Jun 20, 2012

VMC has joined the The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). NEON "is a continental-scale research platform for discovering and understanding the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on ecology."

Sign up for the VMC ListServ

Jun 20, 2012

Sign up for the VMC ListServ right from our homepage.

2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings

Jun 20, 2012

In case you missed it, or want more info, you can find VMC's annual meeting proceedings online anytime.

VMC Fall 2007 Newsletter Available Online

Jun 20, 2012

VMC's Spring 2008 Newsletter is now available online. Newsletter includes features and updates from VMC staff and cooperators, and registration information for the 2007 Annual Meeting.

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