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Winter Tracking Workshop — in a New Format!

Learn about winter ecology and find out what animals are active in the winter and how to identify them by the signs they leave behind. In a pre-recorded presentation, Conservation Manager Tim Duclos will discuss basic techniques of tracking forest wildlife in winter, and will introduce registrants to the use of the iNaturalist smart-phone application to record and share …

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$10

Game of Logging: Basic Chainsaw Safety (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Basic/Pre-Level 1 (5/9, 8am - 4:30pm, tuition $200 pp). This is a course for people with no prior experience in handling a chainsaw. Topics include training in how a chainsaw operates, basic maintenance, and bucking techniques.  It is excellent preparation for Levels 1 and 2, which will be offered in subsequent sessions. The course is open to …

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$200

Game of Logging: Levels 1 & 2 (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Participants receive training and certification in safely using a chainsaw, felling trees, and chainsaw maintenance. These field-based workshops will be conducted in any weather conditions except for heavy snows, thunderstorms or high-wind conditions; dress for any weather conditions and wear sturdy work-boots. Participants must bring their own PPE, including a safety helmet with face shield, …

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$400

Game of Logging: Levels 3 & 4

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Level 3 (6/05, 8am-4:30pm) focuses on limbing, bucking, and handling difficult trees. Level 4 (6/06, 8am-4:30pm) focuses on storm damage cleanup. These are field-based workshops and will be conducted in any weather conditions except for heavy snows, thunderstorms or high-wind conditions; dress for any weather conditions and wear sturdy work-boots. Participants must bring their own …

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$400

Solo Wilderness First Aid

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Gain essential skills in emergency first aid in a backcountry setting through instruction by Solo School trainers. A CPR component is available for an additional fee and hours. Recertification for SOLO Wilderness First Responder only is also possible through this course. Certification for WFA is valid for 2 years. Minimum age is 14 years old. …

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$200 – $240

Project Learning Tree Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

We will offer a Project Learning Tree workshop on Saturday, October 2, from 9am to 3pm. Project Learning Tree, an award-winning environmental education program, uses trees and forests in activities and resources to engage children in learning about the environment. The workshop is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from …

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