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CFR, Not TSI

Words matter. “Timber Stand Improvement” reflects a use-based, human centered approach to forests. “Community-based Forest Renewal” or CFR signals something very different. Learn more > 

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.

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>

The Joys of a Battery-powered, Veggie-lubed Saw

A battery-powered chainsaw, teamed with vegetable-based bar oil, makes for joyful work in the woods.

Expanding Vermont’s Current Use Program to include Wild Forests

The purpose of [the Agricultural and Managed Forest Land Use Value Program] is to encourage and assist the maintenance of…  MORE>

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.

Weighing in on Vermont’s Climate Action Plan

by David Brynn, VFF Executive Director and Conservation Forester This week, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Climate Council held…  MORE>

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>