Rewilding Happen(ing)s!

Taking Action for Ash Trees: Organic Inoculation

What can we do about emerald ash borer? From what we know at this point, inoculation tops the list of…  MORE>

Getting Our Ash Together

Organizing cost-effective, organic inoculation of ash groves to preserve seed production in the face of emerald ash borer. By David…  MORE>

Emerald Ash Borer Hits Home

by Sandra Murphy Last Thursday, among the stream of emails that flowed through the Vermont Family Forests email box was…  MORE>

Complex & Adaptive Forestry

A Legacy Visit from Quebec Conservationists by David Brynn Vermont Family Forests recently had the distinct honor to host a…  MORE>

Vermont Master Naturalists Explore VFF’s Wells Farm

Guest blog by Jane Dorney Vermont Master Naturalists from the Bristol Five Towns area visited the Wells Farm recently as…  MORE>

Legacy Log Forwarder: Shopping Cart in the Forest

At a time when logging equipment is getting bigger and Vermont’s private forests are getting smaller, it’s increasingly challenging for…  MORE>

VFF in a (Video) Nutshell

When Lincoln Library’s librarian Wendy McIntosh approached us to give a presentation about what Vermont Family Forests is up to…  MORE>

Calling All Commoners: Caring for our Local Common Wealth

“I have learned how dangerous our ignorance of the commons is. It simply enables the private plunder of our common…  MORE>

Joining the Conversation: Nourishing Change in Ag and Culture

Last week we sat in on a conversation at Middlebury College among five panelists, all of them engaged participants in…  MORE>

Six-ton Prize Builds Bridges for Forest Water Quality

Last week, we won the jackpot. Well, more specifically, our conservation forester, Kathleen Stutzman, did. The prize? A 12,000-pound portable…  MORE>

Girdling and Drop & Chop Cutting Cultivate Forest Health  

by David Brynn This week I had the opportunity to fell and girdle large trees in a family forest in…  MORE>

Splitting Wood, Breaking Bread, at Little Hogback Community Forest

On a cold and drizzly November day, there’s nothing quite like splitting firewood to warm a body. And if you’re…  MORE>

Restoration Puts the Middle Barn on Solid Footing

Step into the Middle Barn at Vermont Family Forests’ Anderson Wells Farm, and you’ll see why it’s the perfect site…  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>

VFF Landowners Celebrate Forests 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>

Mutually Beneficial Relationship and Chainsaw Training

Vermont Family Forests has hosted “Game of Logging” chainsaw training courses for more than 15 years, taught by the top-notch…  MORE>

A Different Forestry Model at Bartlett Experimental Forest

In early September, VFF staff ventured into our neighboring White Mountains of New Hampshire to take part in a two-day…  MORE>

Exploring the Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking

Joyful curiosity. That’s the spirit Mike Kessler embodies as he explores the art of wildlife tracking. Last Friday, 16 of…  MORE>

Walking a Timber Sale Boundary: Pondering the Differences

by David Brynn  In late October of 2017, a strong storm out of the southeast blew over hundreds of trees…  MORE>

Sweet Harmonies of Woodwinds in the Middle Barn

People weren’t the only ones charmed by the cadences of the Full Circle Recorder ensemble at our recent eighth annual…  MORE>