The Big Picture
Think of all we value in the landscapes that enfold us here in southwestern Vermont:
Our streams, rivers and lakes - the clean waters they transport,
the opportunities for recreation they provide, the organisms
(trout! loons!) that live in them.
The forests that cloak our Green Mountains and Taconics - the
natural areas and wildlife habitats they represent, the clean
air and dark skies they protect, the timber and other resources
Our working farms - the fresh and healthy products of all kinds
they make available to us, the agricultural economy they
sustain, the scenic vistas they preserve.
The Bennington County Conservation District works to conserve them
all, for all of us.
IN THE NEWS
SAVE THE DATE, June 5, for an earthworm impacts workshop.
The Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium, NYSDEC, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will host a workshop with Dr. Timothy Fahey of Cornell University on earthworm impacts on forest soils and forest ecological process in White Creek, NY on Wednesday June 5, 2013. SAF Continuing Forestry Education credits will be offered. Pre-registration will be required. Contact BCCD for more information or for advance registration.
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Join our Book Club
Members of the Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium steering committee invite you to join our "book club." Every other month, one of us will pull from a hat the title of an article or book suggested by a member of the group. We'll all read that item and discuss it at the next meeting. We invite you to read what we're reading, and to comment via an e-mail or on the Bennington County Conservation District Facebook page.
The current reading is Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England by Tom Wessels.
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Learn how to Be a Batten Kill River Steward.
Hot off the presses is help in caring for your river. (more)