When

Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Where

10 Clark Road, Topsham, VT 
Galusha Hill Farm
10 Clark Road
Topsham, VT 05076
 

 
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Contact

Vermont Woodlands Association 
Vermont Woodlands Association 
802-747-7900 
info@vermontwoodlands.org 
 

WALK IN THE WOODS: Diversified Land Management with a Timbersale Tour 

Topsham Farm view This Walk in the Woods will focus on diversified land management and will allow attendees to tour a timbersale, and learn about a diversifed farm that operates on the parcel in Topsham. This workshop is ideal for landowners looking to diversify their operations and revenue stream, but also for those seeking to learn more about working woodlands.

The parcel managed by Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. (MTL), contains approximately 1,000 acres of forest and farmland, 545 acres of which have been permanently protected by the Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT). Approximately 100 acres are open agricultural land being utilized by Galusha Hill Farm for their sheep, hayfields, organic seed crop production. They also manage a lodge on the property.

We will begin the tour at a cabin on site where we will meet with John Harkins of Galusha Hill Farm to discuss their operations. From there, we will go take a tour of the recent timbersale with Ryan Kilborn of MTL. A representative of the UVLT will be available to answer any questions about the conservation of the land and the ways that agriculture and forestry can be used on conservation land. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

 This is a FREE event sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association and the Upper Valley Land Trust. 

**Eligible for CFE credits from SAF and has been assigned 3.0 category 1 CFE credits.

Registration is required. Please register at least a week in advance. Carpooling advised. Signs will be posted. The driveway to the cabin we will meet at is across from the main cabin at the farm. Galusha Hill Farm is located at 10 Clark Road in Topsham, VT.  In case of inclement weather, the backup date is Saturday, February 24th from 9am to 12pm.

DIRECTIONS to Galusha Hill Farm, 10 Clark Road, Topsham, VT

From the WEST/MONTPELIER- From Montpelier at the junction of Main Street and Berlin Street, take Berlin St toward Berlin for approximately 3.4 miles. At Fisher Road, turn Left and continue on Fisher Road, then turn LEFT and take VT 62 E and US 302 E. Follow 302 E for 15.4 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Willey Hill Road for 4.5 miles. Turn LEFT onto Powder Spring Road for 3.3 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Clark Road. The driveway will be on the RIGHT at ~ 0.6 miles. Follow the signs.

From the NORTH- From 91 in Barnet, head South on 91 to Exit 17 and turn RIGHT onto US-302 W for 6.8 miles. In Groton, turn LEFT onto Powder Spring Road for 4 miles. Turn LEFT onto Clark Road for ~ 0.6 miles. The driveway will be on the RIGHT. Follow the signs.

From the SOUTH- from WRJ, follow I-91 N to VT-25 N in Bradford for 25 miles. Take Exit 16 from I-91 N and turn LEFT on VT-25 N for 7.4 miles. Take a RIGHT onto Village Road for one mile. This road turns into Topsham Corinth Rd. Stay on this for 3.8 miles. From East Topsham stay left and continue onto Powder Spring Road for 3.6 miles.  Turn RIGHT onto Clark Road for 0.6 miles. The driveway will be on your RIGHT. Follow the signs.