NorthWoods accepting nominations for 7th Annual Buzzell Award

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CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center is accepting nominations for the seventh annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award.

In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests.

An award ceremony will be held at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in March 2020.

During his 44 years as Orleans County Forester, George Buzzell exemplified the best practice of his trade, including research that helped to re-define sugarbush management in Vermont.

George cast a welcoming net, encouraging education and inviting the widest community into the conversation and practice of forestry.

With this award, NorthWoods honors the outstanding contributions of George Buzzell and recognizes those who are now carrying the torch of forest stewardship in the Northeast Kingdom.

Eligible candidates are those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to sustainable management of forestland in the Northeast Kingdom, and who have also worked to advance and/or share knowledge to ensure the long term resiliency and productivity of our forests.

The individual’s direct impact can include hands-on work, policy improvement, education, and training, or a combination.

Candidates for this award should embody George’s spirit of welcoming a larger community into the practice of forestry, showing how people with diverse knowledge and background can learn and work together while doing good forestry.

NorthWoods welcomes nomination of award candidates until Monday, January 13, 2020.

A written nomination is required for a candidate to be considered.

For the nomination form and instructions please contact Sam Perron at NorthWoods: (802) 723-6551 ext 302, or sam@northwoodscenter.org.

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