Carbon Work-Study Group- History of Forest Managment
Ended February 03
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Zachariah K. Ralph

Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, it is a common element for all life on earth, it is the second most abundant element in the human body, and it is also the greenhouse gas, but how much do we all know about this essential element?


Sustainable Woodstock is excited to be launching a new work-study series about carbon and how we can help manage carbon on our own properties through healthy forestry practices. For our first Work-Study Group discussion Vikke Vas from Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park will present and lead a discussion about the history of conservation in Woodstock and how unsustainable deforestation of Vermont led to a legacy of conservation and the longest managed forest in the United States.


Sat. Jan 20th at the Forest Center at the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park 1:30-3:00PM.  Everyone is welcome and the workshop is free. RSVP with Zach@sustainablewoodstock.org to receive the suggested reading materials or to learn about the other upcoming discussion topics on carbon in 2018.


Here is a bio of our speaker Vikke Jas!


I am committed to living and working in a manner that leavesthe world in a better place than I found it.


I have been fortunate to always work in the environmentalfield.  I hold a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D inthe Environmental Sciences and Studies fields. I currently teach environmentalscience and natural history.  I have hadmy own environmental consulting practice since 2009.  I am a certified Hazardous Materials Manager,a national certification for those working in both the technical and pollutionprevention fields. My favorite projects solve problems by eliminating the useof hazardous materials altogether, instead of just managing waste streams. Mypassion lies in walking the forested landscape, protecting it and sharing itswonders with others.  My latest projectis a translation of George Perkins Marsh’ book Man and Nature.


I live in Vermont, five minutes from George Perkins Marshboyhood home, now protected as the Marsh Billings Rockefeller NationalHistorical Park.


Discussion Group Schedule 1:30-3:00 at the Forest Center;

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Feb 3rd History of Forest Management Woodstock- Marsh- Billings- Rockefeller

Feb. 24th Different Perspectives of the Forest Land Owner (Lynn Peterson), Forester (AJ Follensbee), Logger(John Alder)

Mar. 17th Compliance Carbon Markets- Regional Green House Gas Initiative-  Brian Woods, VT fish and Wildlife Department

April 21st The negative impacts of parcelisation on our forests- Kevin W. Geiger, Senior Planner with TRORC and Monica Przyperhart, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

May 19th Current use and UVA Policies- AJ Follensbee, Windsor County Forester

June 16th Managing For stored carbon and carbon sequestration/ Aggregation- Dr. William Keeton, Spactial Informatic Group, UVM Rubenstein School

July 21st The Role of Fungi in storing and sequestering carbon- Ashley Lang, PhD candidate in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society graduate program at Dartmouth College

Aug. 18th Voluntary Carbon Markets- David Publicover, Senior Staff Scientist/Assistant Research Director with the Appalachian Mountain Club



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