VMC Annual Meetings

Every year, the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative gathers cooperators and interested individuals from across the region to learn about the latest science, research, policy and monitoring affecting Vermont's forest ecosystems.

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FEMC Annual Conference Registration


Registration is now open for our upcoming annual conference, which will be held remotely over two days, December 16 and 17. There will be opportunities to learn about the work being done across the region and connect with new and returning colleagues to discuss the theme: Facing Change: Reimagining forested communities in a time of disturbance.

You can explore the full agenda on the conference webpage. Some highlights of the event include:

  • Two plenary sessions with presentations by Drs. Erika Svendsen and Julia Burton

  • Twenty-eight contributed talks held during two concurrent sessions with a total of seven topic tracks

  • A poster session with opportunities to speak with presenters

  • Four working group sessions that provide a chance to contribute to project development

  • Networking and connection breakout rooms to chat with colleagues from across the region during the lunch and coffee breaks

  • resource board for sharing jobs, events, RFPs, and other opportunities

Also, the full conference has been approved for seven Category 1 SAF credits, which can also be used for continuing education by many of our partner states.

And of course, the most exciting reason to register early is for the chance to receive a free winter FEMC hat, which will only go to the first 100 registrants!

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Tracking Shifts in Disturbance Regimes online tool now available.


We are so excited to announce the release of another new tool: "Tracking Shifts in Disturbance Regimes." The tool focuses on four drivers of forest disturbance: Extreme Weather, Pest or Pathogen, Fire, and Drought. There is also information about some responses to disturbance: Stream Macroinvertebrates, Coldwater Fisheries, and Invasive Plants. You can explore the tool now at www.uvm.edu/femc/disturbance and register for a webinar that will be held on November 3 at 12pm. The webinar has been approved for 1.0 Category 1 SAF credit.

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New Online Tool Available to Explore the Impacts of Climate Change


The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is excited to announce the release of the Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators Version 1.0 web-tool. This tool allows users to explore where forest monitoring is occurring of 24 expert-identified climate change indicators in the Northeastern U.S. Users can access protocols and visualize where monitoring studies are already being conducted with a focus on aquatic systems, forest systems, trees, and wildlife. Landowners, managers, and researchers can then use these protocols to implement their own, comparable monitoring programs that will be added to the database that already consists of 350 studies with 168 replicable protocols. Developing this network of monitoring sites provides critical information to help close spatial gaps in monitoring efforts and provides baseline data for further inquiry into how forest systems are shifting in response to climate change.

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