This year’s Northern Woodlands Conference, held at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont, featured a great mix of workshops and presentations, all related, in one way or another, to the forests of the Northeast. As is always the case with the event, many of our favorite moments were unscripted. There were great conversations on topics ranging from forestry to float planes, smartphone mammal tracking to wood carving. Poet Verandah Porche brought fresh-pressed cider from Total Loss Farm. A yellow-billed cuckoo appeared on cue for an early morning bird walk.
Bryan Pfeiffer was our keynote speaker this year; on Friday he’ll be posting an essay inspired by his talk on his blog. And as always, we’re grateful to everyone for making this event possible. Special thanks to volunteer photographer David Van Wie, event intern Hanna Holcombe, and The Bailey Charitable Foundation.
Here are a few photos from the conference. And speaking of events: there are still a few spaces left for a hands-on forestry workshop we’re co-hosting with Long View Management on November 3, sponsored by the Irwin Post Speakers Fund. You can find information about this free event here.