P.O. Box 254 | Bristol, VT 05443 | tel. (802) 453-7728 fax. (802) 453-7729
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VFF’s Community Forests Project
The Little Hogback Community Forest Project was completed by Deb Brighton and friends and there are now 16 proud owners who have access to all of the benefits of forest ownership and stewardship. Our partner organization, the Vermont Land Trust, included an article about the Little Hogback project in its new 2007-2008 annual report. To read the article, click here.
In New England, forestland
is becoming increasingly fragmented, with forestland ownership shifting
to higher income, often non-resident property owners. VFF’s Community Forests Project offers nothing short of
a new model for forestland ownership. After intensive research and
planning, VFF is launching its first community forest, known as the
Little Hogback Community Forest LLC (LHCF). The Project
Background, below, will introduce you to the LHCF project. We encourage you to follow our progress on our Project Journal. Read about the nitty gritty of how the Little Hogback Community Forest
LLC works on our Organizational Details
Little Hogback Community Forest, LLC
The additional contribution of a sponsor has further lowered the price to one that should provide a modest rate of return from the land under careful management. A covenant will allow VFF to repurchase the land, if it is ever sold, at a price that could similarly yield a return. This makes the parcel perpetually affordable to community members who need a return on their investment.
Our Operating Agreement and Loan Agreement for the project are available
for downloading on our LHCF Project
Organizational Details page.