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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.

CHEP’s Newest Study: Long-term Forest Ecosystem Monitoring

Since 1998, the Colby Hill Ecological Project (CHEP) has collected ecological data on an area of private land in Lincoln and…  MORE>

VFF Loves VYCC

For a week in July, a crew from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps helped slow, spread, and sink the flow of stormwater runoff on VFF’s Abraham’s Knees land.

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.

Co-thriving With Beavers

When beavers flooded the main trail at The Waterworks in Bristol, commoners stepped in with a win-win solution.

One Landowner’s Toolkit

VFF landowner John McNerney revels in the tools of careful, small scale woods work. Join us as we head into the woods with him.

An Organic Approach to Invasive Exotic Forest Plants

Autumn is a good time to get to know, and organically treat, the invasive exotic plants in your forest.

Why we don’t permit coyote hunting

We were recently asked why we don’t allow coyote hunting on the lands we hold. Here’s our response.

Apple tree pruning: the joy of making ramial mulch

Up at Vermont Family Forests’ Wells Farm in Lincoln, we’ve done some pretty significant pruning of the 50 or so…  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 Ecological Disaster of Perpetual-Growth Economics

In this guest blog post, herpetologist Jim Andrews discusses the ecological impacts here at home wrought by our current economic model.

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

David Brynn explores four treatment options for Emerald Ash Borer.

Wild Forests Are A Key Part of Vermont’s Working Landscape

We depend on forests for clean water, sequestered carbon, and wildlife habitat. It’s time to look beyond Vermont’s current “timber as default scenario.”

Commoners Explore Ways to Care for Our Natural Commonwealth

“Hail Winooski River! Hail Mad River! Hail Middlebury River! Hail Lake Champlain!” With this rousing tribute, Caring for Our Home…  MORE>

An Imperfect Picture: Why We need Commons Conservation

Our Commons Conservation Congress painting illustrates an inconvenient truth about Vermont’s beautiful landscape. Read more>

VFF Landowners Celebrate Forests and Community

More than 20 VFF landowners gathered for lively conversation and wood-fired pizza. Read about it!>