A healthy forest is a community of life. People are members of that community.
Wildness is essential to the well-being of the whole forest community. Rotting logs, wind-felled trees, standing snags, large-diameter legacy trees—all are part of a healthy forest.
People can work in and harvest from the forest in ways that encourage its health and wildness—mutually beneficial relationship at its best.
Clean water. Clean air. Beauty. Firewood. Wildlife habitat. Peace and solitude. Timber. Maple syrup. Soul restoration. Carbon sequestration. Just a few of the gifts of a healthy, rewilding forest.

Illustration generously shared courtesy Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont, 2005, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and The Nature Conservancy

Welcome to Vermont Family Forests

Everything our little organization does begins and ends with forest health. Whether we are meeting with a landowner to help them develop a forest conservation plan, or hosting a workshop on light-on-the-land forestry, or stoking the fires of engagement and conversation with pizzas baked in our wood-fired earth oven, we are guided by the intention to grow the health and wholeness of the forest community.

  • Where We Work

  • Consulting Forestry

  • Forestry Reimagined

The Latest Posts from Rewilding Happen(ings):

Restoration Puts the Middle Barn on Solid Footing

Step into the Middle Barn at Vermont Family Forests’ Anderson Wells Farm, and you’ll see see why it’s the perfect...  MORE>read more

Wildlife Camera Reveals the Eyes of the Forest

Healthy forests and the clean water that flows from them are at the heart of Vermont Family Forests’ mission. And...  MORE>read more

VFF Landowners Gather at Wells Farm

Afternoon sunlight washed the Anderson Wells Farm homestead and gilded already-brilliant forest foliage  as VFF staff and forest landowners assembled...  MORE>read more

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