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Green Fire film screening and discussion at NorthWoods

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EAST CHARLESTON — Next Friday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m, NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group will co-host a free screening of the film Green Fire, with a discussion to follow. Green Fire traces Leopold’s personal journey and follows the threads that connect to his legacy today, an extension of…

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Newport woman qualifies for upcoming Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival

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NEWPORT — A 62-year-old woman from Newport spent her Sunday qualifying for the upcoming Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival taking place in February of 2019. Lynn Rublee swam 25 meters in 35-degree water at Eagle Point on Lake Memphremagog. In doing so, she became the 80th winter swimmer to sign up for the upcoming Festival held…

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Backcountry ski and ride project in Willoughby State Forest expands

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors/Westmore

WESTMORE — The Northeast Kingdom Backcountry Coalition, also known as NEKBC for short, is updating its pilot backcountry ski and ride project in the Willoughby State Forest. The coalition began working with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation in the fall of 2016 to design and develop winter backcountry recreation opportunities that supplement…

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Vermont’s rifle deer season starts tomorrow

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NEWPORT — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that starts tomorrow, November 10 and ends Sunday, November 25. A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one…

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US Cross Country National Championships coming to Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will host the 2019 US Cross Country National Championships. The event will take place from January 3 through January 8. Presented by L.L. Bean, the championships will include a week of cross-country racing featuring the best athletes in the country, including Vermont Olympians and the future stars of…

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NorthWoods accepting nominations for 6th Annual Buzzell Award

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CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center is taking nominations for the sixth 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…

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Hunting lottery announced for Bluffside Farm in Newport

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Land Trust will be holding a lottery for hunting on Bluffside Farm in Newport. This is the third year the land trust has held the hunting lottery. The farm was purchased by the land trust in late 2015, at which point it was opened to the public for recreation for the…

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NorthWoods announces new executive director

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EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center announced the appointment of Jonathan Gilbert as the organization’s new executive director. Originally from Quebec and now 20 years in Vermont, Gilbert says his passion is promoting a healthy society based on harmonious relationships between people and the land. “I am honored to merge my journey with the…

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Vermont bear hunting starts September 1

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NEWPORT — Vermont’s bear hunting season starts September 1, and officials say hunters can improve their chances if they scout ahead of time to find fall foods such as wild apples, beechnuts, acorns, and berries where bears will be feeding. “Fall foods for bears are more abundant than they were last year,” said Vermont’s bear…

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New hunting and angling workshop series kicking off in East Charleston

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EAST CHARLESTON — This week NorthWoods Stewardship Center (NWSC) and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group (VFWCG) announced a new workshop series kicking off this September called Modern Traditions in Hunting and Angling. The upcoming workshops give equal weight to “the old ways,” traditions in hunting and angling that include a deep connection with…

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NEK Swim Week, 8 lakes in 9 days

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NEWPORT — As we head deeper into the miracle of summer, NEK Swim Week is approaching. From August 11 to August 19, swim week will cover 8 lakes in 9 days throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec The event schedule is as follows: Saturday, August 11 at Crystal, Sunday,…

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Harry Corrow Freedom Run coming to Newport July 4

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NEWPORT — Organizers are gearing up for another Harry Corrow Freedom Run taking place on the bike path and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation Trails. The run will kick off July 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. Runners will start at North Country Hospital, where the gravel portion of the bike path begins. The run features…

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Bobcat caught on game camera in Brandon

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BRANDON — This bobcat was caught in a series of photos on a game camera set up under a bridge in Brandon. The cameras are put out as part of a collaborative partnership between Vermont Fish & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and VTrans to better understand wildlife movement around road crossing structures. “This bobcat passing…

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Guided wildlife walk at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area on May 16

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VICTORY — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Northeast Kingdom Audubon are excited to partner on a birding and wildlife-viewing tour at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area on May 16. Doug Morin, a wildlife biologist with Fish & Wildlife, and Tom Berriman, an experienced birder with Northeast Kingdom Audubon, will co-lead this wildlife-based exploration of…

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Amphibians begin migration, drivers asked to slow down

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NEWPORT — One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right now, and it’s taking place right at our feet. You may have already heard the spring peepers or wood frogs calling in your backyard. Or perhaps you’ve noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream. Amphibians are on the move, but their spring…

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Trout sea­son opens this Saturday

in Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — Ver­mon­t’s tra­di­tional trout fish­ing sea­son is set to open on Sat­ur­day, April 14, and de­spite re­cent cold weather and lin­ger­ing snow cover across the state, of­fi­cials from Ver­mont Fish and Wildlife say an­glers can be suc­cess­ful early in the sea­son by fol­low­ing a few ba­sic tips. “Just like any other time of year,…

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Sey­mour Lake gets $17,248 to help keep invasive species out

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MORGAN — A $17,248 grant has been awarded to the town of Mor­gan from Ver­mon­t’s De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion. The grant, in part­ner­ship with the Sey­mour Lake As­so­ci­a­tion, will go to as­sist with the Aquatic In­va­sive Species Pre­ven­tion Pro­gram. According to the association, the pro­gram at Sey­mour Lake has been suc­cess­ful in pre­vent­ing the spread…

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State suggests Vermonters remove bird feeders April 1

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them. Bears are very fond of suet and birdseed, especially black oil sunflower…

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