University of Vermont

University Communications

Monitoring Meeting to Examine Community Approach to Sustainability

Release Date: 10-21-2009

Contact: University Communications Staff
Phone: (802) 656-2005 FAX: (802) 656-3203

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC) will hold its 19th annual meeting at the University of Vermont on Monday, Oct. 26, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in North Lounge, Billings.

The VMC annual meeting is an opportunity for scientists, students, natural resource professionals and policy makers to learn about novel forest health and ecosystem research projects, share information, and network for collaboration. The meeting brings together a broad array of professionals from different disciplines that might not otherwise have the opportunity to share their work and ideas.

The theme of this year's event will be "Monitoring Vermont's Environment: A Community Approach Toward Sustainability" and will explore the role of environmental monitoring programs at all levels in helping Vermont move along the path toward sustainability. This year's program will also celebrate completion of a nearly year-long project to compile and synthesize the data and information obtained by VMC over the past 19 years. Plans for the meeting include the release of "Vermont's Changing Forests: Key Findings on the Health of Forested Ecosystems from the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative"

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