2016 marks the 26th year of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative, and the guiding theme for this year’s conference is:
Healthy Forests, Healthy Watersheds
Forest are critical to maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems, with particular importance in regulating the flow of water, protecting water quality, and providing valuable ecological services and economic benefits including carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, and forest products. This year we focus on forests at the watershed scale, with a particular lens on managing forests to maintain these critical functions across the landscape.
The morning plenary will feature an array of presenters from various disciplines speaking to the relationship between forests and watersheds, including metrics or strategies employed to inform forest management and how these influence watershed condition. A question-and-answer panel made up of the speakers will allow the morning speakers to explore these topics in more depth. As in past years, the afternoon will be devoted to concurrent sessions where collaborators from across the region can present their most recent work, a variety of working group sessions convened by members of our professional community, and a poster session and social hour.
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 the region.
Who Should Attend
All researchers, policy makers, resource managers, students and other stakeholders who work or are interested in northeastern forested ecosystems.
Time and Date
Friday, December 2, 2016, from 8:45 - 5:00.
Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
$20. Morning snacks, lunch and an afternoon coffee break provided with meeting registration. Discounted registration available for students
Contact Jim Duncan, VMC Program Coordinator.