Restoring Fire-Adapted Oak-Pine Communities
at The Dome, Green Mtn Natl Forest

Wed, Oct 12  |  Webinar  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Fri, Oct 14  |  Field trip  |  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

About the Event

This two-part event hosted by the Green Mountain National Forest will showcase The Dome’s unique ecological features as well as current management objectives and recent harvest and prescribed fire activities. Northern New England does indeed have some fire-adapted plant communities, including in Vermont. We’ll examine how sassafras and oak in the Green Mountain National Forest respond to the changes created by fire, how the National Forest monitors and analyzes these effects, and how to set ecological goals and desired fire effects in the various treatment blocks.

You are welcome to attend solely the virtual webinar without attending the field trip.


Webinar: October 12 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM​

​Agenda to include:

  • The future of landscape restoration with prescribed fire

  • Advanced smoke modeling

  • Monitoring data and analysis (treated and reference) from May 2019 and May 2022

  • LANDFIRE: historical fire regime and return interval

  • The Dome: ecological context and historical and recent management objectives and actions

Field trip: October 14 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Because we can only handle a certain number of people on the trail at once, we will accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. We will email you with more details after you register.


  • Meet at the trailhead at 10:00 AM

  • Hike up to a red pine outcrop with heath understory at the top of The Dome

  • Field discussions of ecological management and restoration along the way

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