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Background reading:

Envisioning a Sustainable World, by Donella Meadows

Don't miss out on this brief, outstanding discussion by Donella Meadows, on the importance of clarifying our vision and goals as the first step in the process of manifesting that vision.

NeighborWood fact sheet

Learn about the NeighborWood project, a pilot firewood procurement project that Vermont Family Forests carried out in 2011.

Assessment of the Sustainable Landbase for Forest Biomass Harvest and the Wood Biomass Resource Supply: Addison County Five Towns and Mad River Valley Towns, by Marc Lapin

Find out about the availability of low-quality wood fuel in the Five-town Forest in this in-depth report.

Northern Forest Biomass Energy Action Plan. Biomass Energy Resource Center (2007), Montpelier, VT.

Other Readings

Vermont Family Forests Forest Health Conservation Checklist

Forest Biomass and Bioenergy: Opportunities and Constraints in the Northeastern United States (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies), by Thomas Buchholz, PhD, Senior Consultant; Charles D. Canham, PhD, Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; and Steven P. Hamburg, PhD, Environmental Defense Fund

Bioenergy harvesting Impacts on Ecologically Important Stand Structure and Habitat Characteristics (UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources) by Caitlin Littlefield and William Keeton. Hot off the presses. This excellent work by LIttlefield and Keeton provides some very interesting insights into biomass harvesting.

A Sand County Almanac with Essays on Conservation from Round River. Leopold, Aldo (1970). Ballantine Books, New York, NY.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things. McDonough, William and Michael Braungart (2002). North Point Press, New York.

Climate Change in the Champlain Basin: What natural resource managers can expect and do. Stager, J. Curt, and Mary Thill (2010). The Nature Conservency, Montpelier, VT.