$50 – $105

Field Naturalist - Ecological Planning 2019 Symposium

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Highland Lodge

1608 Craftsbury Road

Greensboro, VT 05841

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What better way to spend a beautiful May weekend than botanizing, birding, and connecting with your Field Naturalist family in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom? We'll share tales of conservation success while admiring the return of our neotropical migrants. We'll wrestle with current challenges in wildland management while admiring those early-season Carex. And we'll hear stories of adventure from the field while sharing good meals and great company.


The Theme


We are trained to interpret landscape disturbances that are decades, centuries, or millennia in the making. This year, we'll apply our FNEP training to confront the accelerating pressures of environmental degradation by examining disturbance on a different timescale:

“Modern forces shaping the land: observation to action"


The Schedule


Saturday, May 18

Gathering, Orientations, & Introductions
10 am - noon
Lunch
(included in conference registration fee)
noon
"The question that keeps me up at night" - problem-solving discussions*
1 - 2:30 pm
Field Walks!*
2:30 - 6 pm
Dinner
(included in conference registration fee)
6 pm
“Adventures From the Field” - A Moth-style storytelling evening (with libations)*
7 - 8:30 pm


Sunday May 19

Morning Bird Walks
6 - 9 am
"Caffeinated Networking" Coffee Hour
9 - 10 am
"Hot Topics" - rapid-fire presentations on current and exciting alumni projects*
10 - noon
Lunch
(included in conference registration fee)
noon
"Last Words" - concluding discussions on our theme*
12:45 - 1:30 pm
Field Walks!
1:30 - 5 pm
Departures
5 pm

*Participants will be encouraged to pitch presentation/field walks topics on the registration form.



The Nitty Gritty


Registration Fees: Registration fees cover Saturday and Sunday activities, including Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch. Breakfasts are included with lodging. Lodging is an additional cost.

  • FNEP Alumni Association members*: $75
  • Non-members: $105
  • One-day registration fee: $50

*Not a member yet? You can become a member here. If you have ever paid membership dues, you are considered a current member.

Lodging: Highland Lodge has many different lodging options, including individual rooms, shared cabins, and camping, and are available for a range of prices. You will inform us of your lodging preferences on our registration form, and Highland Lodge will bill you directly in mid-May.

Please note: Highland Lodge has a variety of rooms and cabins, each with a slightly different style, occupancy, and price. We are providing you a simplified set of lodging options, including the range of prices for each option. Unless you request otherwise, we will arrange for you the most economical rate that is available for the option you have selected.


Registration Deadline

Register by March 31st for guaranteed lodging.
After April 1st, lodging available only on a first-come, first-served basis.
Otherwise, please register by May 1st
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