Science to Policy: Benefitting from Actionable Science

Davis Center, University of Vermont, December 11, 2014

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Welcome to the 2014 Vermont Monitoring Cooperative and Mt. Mansfield Science and Stewardship Conference

The annual conference of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative provides an important opportunity for communication, exchange of ideas, and expanding collaboration around forest ecosystem management and monitoring in Vermont. This year, VMC is partnering with the University of Vermont Environmental Program to present a joint conference in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the UVM system of Natural Areas.

This year's theme is

Science to Policy: Benefitting from Actionable Science

As environmental professionals we are well trained in studying and protecting natural resources, but may be less informed on how to translate our findings into actionable change. While the general public is often included in our outreach efforts, we all-to-often fail to communicate our findings to policy makers where these results can be considered for maximum long-term impact. The challenge to our community is to provide useful information to the appropriate decision makers in a timely manner. This year we are offering a conference to provide our community with insider advice on maximizing the impact of our work at local, regional and national scales.

Who Should Attend

All researchers, policy makers, resource managers, students and other stakeholders who work or are interested in the forested ecosystems of Vermont and the surrounding region.

How to Participate

Interested in sharing your latest findings, or convening your partners in a working group session? Our Call for Papers/Posters and Call for Working Session Proposals are now open!

Time and Date:

Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 9:00 - 5:00.


Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.




Information on where to park at UVM is available here, and a map of parking areas can be found here. Vehicles with state or federal license plates can park without a permit.

Additional Information

Contact Carl Waite with any questions.