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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!>

Taking Action for Ash Trees: Organic Inoculation

What can we do about emerald ash borer? From what we know at this point, inoculation tops the list of…  MORE>

Getting Our Ash Together

Organizing cost-effective, organic inoculation of ash groves to preserve seed production in the face of emerald ash borer. By David…  MORE>

Legacy Log Forwarder: Shopping Cart in the Forest

At a time when logging equipment is getting bigger and Vermont’s private forests are getting smaller, it’s increasingly challenging for…  MORE>

VFF in a (Video) Nutshell

When Lincoln Library’s librarian Wendy McIntosh approached us to give a presentation about what Vermont Family Forests is up to…  MORE>

Calling All Commoners: Caring for our Local Common Wealth

“I have learned how dangerous our ignorance of the commons is. It simply enables the private plunder of our common…  MORE>

Joining the Conversation: Nourishing Change in Ag and Culture

Last week we sat in on a conversation at Middlebury College among five panelists, all of them engaged participants in…  MORE>

Splitting Wood, Breaking Bread, at Little Hogback Community Forest

On a cold and drizzly November day, there’s nothing quite like splitting firewood to warm a body. And if you’re…  MORE>

Mutually Beneficial Relationship and Chainsaw Training

Vermont Family Forests has hosted “Game of Logging” chainsaw training courses for more than 15 years, taught by the top-notch…  MORE>