Managing the Dome with Fire, Green Mountain National Forest


Wed, Oct 12  |  Virtual day | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Fri, Oct 14  |  In-person field day | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

About the Event

This two-day event hosted by the Green Mountain National Forest will showcase the Dome’s unique ecological features as well as current management objectives and recent harvest and prescribed fire entries. Northern New England does indeed have some fire-adapted plant communities, including in Vermont. You will examine how sassafras and oak in the Green Mountain National Forest respond to the changes created by fire, how the National Forest monitors and analyzes these effects, and how to set ecological goals and desired fire effects in the various treatment blocks.


Virtual day: October 12th, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Presentations on the ecological context, management objectives, recent treatment activities, and monitoring results
  • Discussion on the future of landscape restoration with prescribed fire

In-person day: October 14th, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Meet at trailhead at 10:00 AM
  • Hike up to red pine outcrop with heath understory at top of Dome
  • Field discussions of ecological restoration at The Dome

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Oct 12, 2022 9:00 am to 11:00 am



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