This walk in the woods with local Forester Alan Calfee will tour a recent logging operation in East Rupert. The focus will be to explore how forest management practices can be executed with neotropical songbird habitat elements in mind. We will explore forest management activities to reduce invasive plant populations and harvesting approaches to create structural enhancements for neotropical songbird habitat. This logging job was planned according to Audubon Vermont's Forests for the Birds silvicultural strategies. Wear sturdy shoes and come prepared to bushwack a little bit, and hike some moderate slopes. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Alan Calfee is a landowner, forester and conservationist and has been practicing forestry in southern Vermont for over 25 years. His business, Calfee Woodland Management, helps hundreds of private, municipal, not-for-profit, and corporate woodland owners steward their properties with a holistic and sustainable long-term approach. Alan has taught at the college level and worked extensively with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) green certification program in the U.S. and other countries.