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Reports (VFF & Partners)

  • Enhancing Flood Resiliency of Vermont State Lands June 2015 (By Kristen L. Underwood, hydrogeologist (South Mountain Research & Consulting Services), and David Brynn, consulting forester (Vermont Family Forests). Record flooding on Lake Champlain in the spring of 2011 and widespread damages sustained to Vermont’s built infrastructure during Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 motivated the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Lands Stewardship Team to request an evaluation of policies, plans and practices on state-owned lands with a goal to enhance flood resiliency.
  • A Commons Conservation Collaborative Network Report (by Max Bochman, Anna Durning, and Ian Knapp; Middlebury College ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum, December 15, 2019. During the Fall 2019 semester, Middlebury College students undertook a project for Vermont Family Forests, to investigate the opportunities and constraints for some kind of regional conservation collaborative to share and avoid redundancies in conservation and monitoring projects in Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion.

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.