Rewilding Happen(ing)s!

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>

Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion, A Place Called Home

Though Vermont is fairly small, as states go, it still encompasses a whole lot more ground than our little organization…  MORE>

Application Deadline for Bristol-based Vermont Master Naturalist training

Vermont Master Naturalist Program: “Advancing conservation, building community, connecting Vermonters to the wild heart of place.” Vermont Family Forests aims…  MORE>

Forest Meets Farm: From Hugelkultur to Shiitake Mushrooms

One of the joys of caring for the Anderson lands in Lincoln is the opportunity to explore the intersection of…  MORE>

BOOK NOTES: A Critique of Silviculture: Managing for Complexity

by David Brynn, VFF executive director   “Forests are like teenagers…” The 10th edition of The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest…  MORE>

A Day in the Woods with UVM’s Forestry Summer Camp

“Without application, principles and ideals have no bearing and no test.” These words by the University of Vermont’s renowned alumnus and educator John Dewey,…  MORE>

Bring on the Wildlife Biodiversity: Tips & Resources for Forest Landowners

Researchers from VFF’s Colby Hill Ecological Project shared tips and resources for monitoring and encouraging forest wildlife biodiversity during our…  MORE>

What’s Alive? Workshop Explores Forest Biodiversity

The deer mouse clung tight to the inside of the metal trap, but a firm shake from mammal researcher Nick…  MORE>

VFF’s 2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report is hot off the press! We’re excited to share our report with you, which shows, in…  MORE>