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Recent News & Upcoming Events - August 2010
Recent News

Dana and Fran, 1991 Calling for old video clips & photographs of UVLT events, conserved lands and of our founding trustees, advisers and members!

UVLT is in the process of putting together a brief documentary as part of the celebration of our 25th anniversary. We are looking for old clips of video and/or photographs that will help us to celebrate and recognize UVLT's origins. If you have something you would like to contribute, please contact Nora at noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626 ext. 102. Photo of Dana Meadows & Fran Field courtesy of Peter Stettenheim.

Internship Opportunity
Programs Coordinator, Nora Doyle-Burr, has been awarded an internship with the radio program Living on Earth, and will be on partial leave from UVLT this fall. UVLT is hiring an Events and Outreach intern to help develop and deliver our programs and assist President Jeanie McIntyre with other projects during Nora's absence. This is a full-time (or near full-time), 4 month (Sept. - Dec.) internship with compensation to be based on qualifications and experience. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Lorie.Hood@uvlt.org.

T-shirt Visit Our Online Store!

We have two new T-shirt designs and a replenished supply of sizes and colors - please check out our online store or stop by our office, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Questions? Call (603) 643-6626 or email ContactUs@uvlt.org.

Please Join Us For These Upcoming Activities on Conserved Land!

Bill Hill Trail Second Sunday Stroll
Sunday, August 8, 1pm
Bill Hill Trail (and beyond), Tucker Hill Road, Thetford, VT

Upper Valley Land Trust Trustee, Roger Hanlon leads monthly hikes to explore UVLT conserved trails. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Roger at jrhanlon@daypitney.com or 802-785-2798.

To learn more about trails on lands conserved by UVLT, please visit: http://www.uvlt.org/public-access/trailsuv/.

Public Listening Session on Working Forests for the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative
Monday, August 9, 12:30 - 5:00 pm
Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, New Hampshire

Join senior representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for a public listening session on conservation, recreation and reconnecting people to the outdoors. This event is free and open to the public.

Choice of Concurrent Breakout Listening Sessions:
1. Promoting markets and providing incentives for traditional wood products and new markets for working forests;
2. Providing incentives, investments and policies to support the strategic conservation of working forest landscapes;
3. Providing incentives, investments and policies to re-connect Americans, including outdoor recreation and educational experiences, to working forests;
4. Maintaining and managing working forests in the face of climate change; and
5. Engaging youth to be the future conservation leaders of working forests

Pre-register by 5:00 p.m., August 6, 2010 by sending an email to Tiffany Benna at tbenna@fs.fed.us with your name, the name of the organization with which you are affiliated, if any, and your telephone number. Include in your email your primary area of interest by noting your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of the Concurrent Breakout Listening Sessions.

Can't make it? Submit your comments and stories via the America's Great Outdoors website at http://www.doi.gov/americasgreatoutdoors.

My Walden Pond My Walden Walk Led by Monica Erhart
Saturday, August 14, 2 - 4pm
Drum Heller Road, Sharon, VT

Join former UVLT Stewardship Coordinator, Monica Erhart, for a nature walk at a UVLT conserved property owned by Steve & Shiela Swett. Photo by Mary Beth Heiskell

Upon donating the conservation easement on the parcel in 1999, Steve Swett said, "There is something on 'The Land' for everyone, be they salamanders reproducing in vernal pools, foxes trotting through the forest, or pileated woodpeckers feeding on insects in decaying trees. [...] As for the stunning wood duck, the elegant great blue heron, and the elusive hermit thrush, it is their land: the water, the sky, all of it."

Monica Erhart has a Masters in Botany from UVM's field naturalist program; since leaving UVLT in 2009, Monica has become the Linkage Coordinator in Rutland and southern Addison counties for the Staying Connected Initiative. This walk will be a great chance to catch up with Monica and visit a lovely conserved property - don't miss this opportunity!

For more information or to register, please contact Nora Doyle-Burr at noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626 ext.102.

Directions to the property:
Take Main St. in Norwich to Dan & Whit's, then take first Left on Beaver Meadow Rd. Proceed 5-1/2 miles through the village of West Norwich to the end of pavement at Sharon town line. Continue another 2 mi. to Drum Heller Rd., on Right after you start to descend from height of land. 3 gated access roads to property off of Drum Heller, 3rd one (-.3mi.) leads to cabin. We will have signs for parking.

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