Forest Landowner resources

  • List of Small-scale Woods Workers (logging/forwarding, trucking, milling). People often ask us for names of small-scale woods workers, including loggers, truckers, and sawyers in and around the Center-West Ecoregion. Our list is by no means exhaustive, but offers a place to start.
  • Portable Forwarding Bridges
    • Excellent video on using and building a portable forwarding bridge (from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation). 14 minutes.
    • Written instructions for building a portable forwarding bridge.
  • Non-chemical control of woody invasives. VFF conservation practices include organic, non-chemical control of invasive plants in the forest understory. 
    • Forest Savers. Based in Woodstock, Vermont, Forest Savers offers mechanical treatment of woody invasives.
  • Town Forest Health Check. Back in 2005, VFF created the Town Forest Health Check to support the Vermont Town Forest Project—a statewide initiative to strengthen connections between Vermonters and their community-owned forests. If you’re a community member interested in taking an active role in maintaining the health of your community’s town forest, take a look at the Town Forest Health Check. With it, you’ll be able to determine if the optimal conservation practices that maintain forest health are in place in your town forest.
  • Vermont Conservation Design
    • Summary Report, February, 2018, by Eric Sorenson and Robert Zaino, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. Vermont Conservation Design is a practical and efficient plan sustain the state’s valued natural areas, forests, waters, wildlife, and plants during this era of rapidly changing climate.
    • Biofinder. This online mapping tool for identifying Vermont’s lands and waters that support important ecosystems, natural communities, habitats, and species. You can zoom in on your land and explore its ecological features.