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Why we don’t permit coyote hunting

We were recently asked why we don’t allow coyote hunting on the lands we hold. Here’s our response.

Solid footing–and a ride–for Wells Farm barn

At Vermont Family Forests’ Anderson Wells Farm in Lincoln, a sweet, simple, 12′ x 20′ barn stands at the head…  MORE>

New Bumper Sticker Celebrates Organic Forestry and Spring Salamanders

Turn over a rock or two at the edge of a mountain stream, and you’re likely to uncover a salamander….  MORE>

Our first virtual forest walk: Exploring medicinal and edible wildflowers

Come learn about edible and medicinal spring wildflowers with herbalist Ali Zimmer in this 11-minute video.

Apple tree pruning: the joy of making ramial mulch

Up at Vermont Family Forests’ Wells Farm in Lincoln, we’ve done some pretty significant pruning of the 50 or so…  MORE>

One dark and rainy night: Up close with Spotted Salamanders

by Sandra Murphy Water rose around my boots as I stepped through the meadow grass by the little pond on…  MORE>

A Spring Salamander’s Eye View of Forest Health

Spring salamanders need clear, cold, highly oxygenated, pesticide-free streams and springs. David Brynn explores how commoners can help.

VFF’s Abenaki Cultural Use Land Access Project: Mutually Beneficial Relationship in Action

With the help of Middlebury College students, VFF is launching a project to facilitate mutually beneficial access to private forestlands for Abenaki citizens.

The Ecological Disaster of Perpetual-Growth Economics

In this guest blog post, herpetologist Jim Andrews discusses the ecological impacts here at home wrought by our current economic model.

The Ash Grove Seed Project: Responding to EAB Organically Without Breaking the Bank

David Brynn explores four treatment options for Emerald Ash Borer.

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>

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>