Rewilding Happen(ing)s!

Commoners Explore Ways to Care for Our Natural Commonwealth

“Hail Winooski River! Hail Mad River! Hail Middlebury River! Hail Lake Champlain!” With this rousing tribute, Caring for Our Home…  MORE>

An Imperfect Picture: Why We need Commons Conservation

Our Commons Conservation Congress painting illustrates an inconvenient truth about Vermont’s beautiful landscape. Read more>

VFF Landowners Celebrate Forests and Community

More than 20 VFF landowners gathered for lively conversation and wood-fired pizza. Read about it!>

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>