A New Way of Seeing the Landscape Training: Stowe

A New Way of Seeing the Landscape Training: Stowe

Tools for Helping Realtors, Engineers & Site Technicians Plan and Develop with Natural Resources in Mind

Thursday, March 21, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Green Mountain Club in Waterbury Center


The curriculum will include:

  • background information on the value of keeping forestland and habitat intact
  • strategies (regulatory and non-regulatory) for shaping development patterns to benefit the landscape, while being mindful of landowner expectations and engineering constraints
  • ways to talk with clients about developing with natural resources in mind
  • a hands-on modeling exercise that utilizes the tools presented in the lecture

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • understand the value of developing in a manner that supports the functions of a parcel’s significant forestland and wildlife habitat
  • understand how different development techniques affect natural resources positively or negatively
  • gain tools and techniques for land development that help minimize forest fragmentation and promote quality wildlife habitat and connectivity
  • learn ways to talk about these issues with clients
  • provide feedback to colleagues and presenters on best practices and working with clients

This course is funded by the U.S. Forest Service through its State and Private Forestry Program, in cooperation with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Chittenden Uplands Forests, Wildlife, and Communities Project, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

This course has been approved by the Vermont Real Estate Education Committee for four (4) hours worth of continuing education credits for Real Estate Agents.

For more information on the presenters and training, download the flyer here.