Vernal Pools and Forest Management

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Vernal Pools and Forest Management

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$10 – $50

*Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members, as well as members of the MOFGA Journeyperson program. 

Join us on April 28th from 10am to 2pm for a vernal pool field day with Joe Roy, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Private Lands Wildlife Biologist! We will begin the day learning about the significance of vernal pools in the life cycles of Maine’s salamanders, frogs, and more. We will discuss the forest conditions that maintain them and how to steward them while also harvesting timber and firewood. Following a field lunch, we will learn how to measure trees, canopy gaps, and management buffers and discuss decision making processes while stewarding the forest.

Please bring weather and woods appropriate clothes and shoes (muck boots or hiking boots may be best!), water, personal snacks, and anything you need to be comfortable walking through the woods – on and off trail. This field day will involve uneven terrain and navigating woody plants and material.


This sliding scale registration is designed to make our workshops as accessible as possible by providing a range of pricing options, with a goal of ticket sales averaging in the middle. To cover food costs, the recommended price for this event is $30 for MOFGA members and $40 for non-members. Please pay what feels reasonable for you.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Image features a vernal pool with frog eggs


April 28
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10 – $50
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