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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>

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>

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>

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>

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>

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>

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 Ecology…  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>