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 Vermontís tourism economy to forest soil mercury content. Take a look, and donít forget to register!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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 VTFPRís 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.
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.
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.
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 stateís forest resource, information about our forest health activities, data on 2012 pest problems, and recommendations for managing forest and pest interactions.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you did not register for the original date and would like to attend, register here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VMC is happy to announce that the Spring 2012 VMC newsletter is now available online.
A new report entitled "Resilience: A Report on the Health of Vermont's Environment" was recently released by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative has released a Request for Proposals for research to estimate forest growth rates at Mt. Mansfield.
Location: American Legion, White River Junction.
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.
Location: American Legion, White River Junction. Look for the agenda by late February
VMC is happy to announce that the Fall-Winter 2011-12 VMC newsletter is now available online.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
VMC is happy to announce that the Fall-Winter 2010-11 VMC newsletter is now available online.
Annual Vermont Forest Health Information meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
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!
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation's latest Forest Health Update.
Check out VMC's comprehensive new report synthesizing over 20 years of monitoring and dozens of VMC cooperators' research.
Thanks cooperators, friends, academics, foresters and all others for making the 2009 VMC Annual Meeting such a huge success.
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!
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, 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's Spring 2008 Newsletter is now available online. Our newsletter includes features and updates from VMC staff and cooperators.
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 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 streaming met data on the homepage.
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."
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In case you missed it, or want more info, you can find VMC's annual meeting proceedings online anytime.
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.