You’re Invited!

Get to Know Your Forester:
How and Why we Manage Forests

Wednesday December 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join the Yale Forests’ Quiet Corner Initiative and CT DEEP Service Foresters Andrea Urbano and Frank Cervo for a lunchtime discussion about how foresters care for forested landscapes in Connecticut. This will be a great overview of foundational concepts like what are foresters and what do they do, different types of forest management practices, and thoughts on how we manage forests for different goals including wildlife habitat, climate resiliency and water quality.

RSVP’s are required – for more detail and to register click the link below. Hope to see you there!!



Woodland Resilience for Wildlife: A 2020 Walktober Virtual Event
Tour The Fen (Woodstock CT) with Forester Eric Hansen and/or
Watch a 30 minute Compilation of Wildlife
Videos at


Forest management from a landowner’s perspective (webinar)

featuring The Fen in Woodstock CT


Foresters often talk with landowners about the value of working with a professional in managing their land, but professionals frequently do not get candid feedback from their clients. What is the experience of taking care of a property and working with a forester, from the owner’s perspective?

Landowners Bet and Patrick Smith of rural northeastern Connecticut shared how they came to own and steward their woodland and will discuss their experiences and lessons learned from working with different private and public foresters. They were joined by Connecticut NRCS District Conservationist Bill Purcell, who has worked with the Smiths and many other landowners and is familiar with common issues that can arise.

This “flipped” webinar is a good opportunity for foresters and allied professionals to learn from landowners and participate in a facilitated discussion about how we can best work in partnership.

The event was part of a larger USDA Forest Service tri-state grant project focused on Increasing Resiliency in Southern New England Oak Forests.


ECFLA/WDLT organizes several events throughout the year, mostly in the spring, summer and fall months. Check back here for upcoming programs.