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Yes! I want to learn more about Vermont Coverts. An Invitation from Vermont Coverts A Vermont Coverts Cooperator living near ove Vermont Cover ts Name you would welcome the opportunity to join you in walking through your woodland. Vermont Coverts Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc. P.O. Box 81 Middlebury, VT 05753 Address Cooperators can share with you what they have learned about forest management. City Many questions you may have about your State Zip forest can be answered by a Cooperator E-mail while others may require the expertise of a forester or wildlife habitat specialist. How did you hear about Vermont Coverts? Vermont Coverts Cooperators can put you in touch with resource professionals and organizations that provide assistance to help I am interested in: manage forest land. Contacting a Cooperator for help. Please contact our office if you would like 3-day Cooperator Training Workshop. more information or to schedule a visit to Forest Stewardship workshops. your land by a Coverts Cooperator. Call Lisa Sausville, Executive Director, at 802-388- I wish to become a Friend of Vermont 3880 or email email@example.com. No fee or Coverts: obligation is connected with any Vermont My contribution of $___ is enclosed. Coverts assistance. As a Friend of Vermont Coverts, I will receive the newsletter and workshop announcements. Coverts may acknowledge my gift Visit our website publicly. www.vtcoverts.org A practical approach to forest management for landowners who want to Please return to: Vermont Coverts enhance and protect wildlife Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc. habitat. P.O. Box 81 Middlebury, VT 05753 PRINTING COURTESY CHITTENDEN BANK What is Vermont Coverts? Covert Events, Activities, and Workshops The Vermont Coverts Mission (pronounced KUV–ert) for Woodland Owners Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Encourage and effect the maintenance, Wildlife, Inc. was established in 1985 to Cooperator Training Programs: enhancement and/or creation of educate landowners about sound forest an English word dating back sustainable forest ecosystems for wildlife to the 14th century which An intensive three-day wildlife and forest management and wildlife stewardship. management training workshop offering and other benefits on private lands in describes a dense thicket Vermont. The non-profit program operates under classroom and field studies. Over 400 that provides a shelter for the principle that well-planned forest graduates, also known as Cooperators, are Goals wildlife. management can enhance wildlife trained to provide assistance to neighbors habitat and provide recreational and and communities to encourage forest Convey a heightened sense of timber benefits. stewardship. Workshops are held in the stewardship to Vermont woodland Challenges for Vermont Wildlife spring and fall. owners that encourages the Vermont Coverts has grown into an formation of clear management organization of more than 500 woodland Vermont wildlife faces a variety of Forest Stewardship Workshops: objectives, long-range planning, owners and others committed to sound challenges. Among the most serious are and a continuing commitment to forest management that enhances the loss and fragmentation of habitat, One-day workshops focus on a specific forest or wildlife management topic. Topics enhance wildlife habitat on land and protects wildlife habitat. Coverts introduction of invasive exotic plant species, extending beyond the present management practices are estimated degradation of water quality, and the have included GPS mapping, vernal pool management, current use, estate planning, owner’s tenure. to benefit more than 150,000 acres of disruption of movement and migration. Vermont forests and fields. cross boundary management, the effects of Communicate with public agencies, About 85 percent of Vermont forest and private organizations, and others land fragmentation, and minimum impact wildlife habitat is privately owned. Therefore, about program opportunities that timber harvesting. individual landowners can play a vital role will foster sound forest management in enhancing and protecting habitat through Woodlands for Wildlife: and wildlife habitat on privately careful forest management. owned lands. An informative newsletter providing Cooperators and Friends of Coverts with Maintain and expand its corps of information on wildlife and forest volunteers to include those habitat. who are willing and able to encourage and help other woodland owners to adopt forest management practices that favor wildlife.
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