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VFF’s Latest HCC Course Explores Vermont’s Reptiles

Students in our latest Hogback Community College course–Conserving Vermont’s Reptiles–had plenty of up-close time with local reptiles.

Conserving Vermont’s Amphibians with Jim Andrews

It’s the weekend after Easter, and thirteen students are on hands and knees on a forested hillside at the southern end of Snake Mountain, clustered in twos and threes… More >

Welcome, Cold Brook!

In March, 2022, Vermont Family Forests purchased 95.6 acres of land in Bristol and Lincoln. Learn all about it!

Hands-on, Hearts-on Learning

LCMM Students Meet Boat-building Pines Each January, local high school students in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) Longboats Program…  MORE>

Welcome, Winter!

Tending the Solstice fire at the Waterworks By 4:15pm, the sun had dropped behind the white pines flanking the beaver…  MORE>

Twenty Years of Local Boat-building, Rowing, & Racing

For 20 years, Vermont Family Forests partnered with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to provide wood from healthy forests for LCMM’s boat-building program.

Testing the Waters, Tending the Land

This past summer, Vermont Family Forests teamed with the Addison County River Watch Collaborative to monitor the water quality of Isham Brook and Beaver Meadow Brook. The findings shed light on land health.

Woodwinds near the Middle Barn

In July we celebrated summer with our 10th Annual Woodwinds in the Middle Barn concert.

Bringing Wild Forests to Vermont’s Use Value Program

VFF Executive Director David Brynn describes the efforts of Wild Forests Vermont to amend Vermont’s Current Use Program to include wild forests.

VFF weighs in on Wild Forests and Vermont’s Current Use Program

VFF’s David Brynn recently testified to the Vermont House Natural Resources Committee on proposed changes to Vermont’s Use Value program.

EARTH ALIVE! Applying an Earth-centered Worldview in the Forested Watersheds of Home

EARTH ALIVE! Watch David Brynn’s recent presentation to the Lewis Creek Association.

Mapping app brings a little Hogwarts to Family Forestry

At Vermont Family Forests, we’ve been using the mapping app, Avenza, in the forests we work in.

Lines of Grace at Abraham’s Knees

We’re building a new access trail at the Abraham’s Knees forest on the side of Mount Abraham.

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.

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

David Brynn explores four treatment options for Emerald Ash Borer.