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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.

Sharing the Bounty of Farm Equipment

As we prepared the West Barn for its foundation-to-rooftop renovation, we passed along some of Lester and Monique Anderson’s beautiful farm equipment to new homes in the Center-West Ecoregion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

David Brynn explores four treatment options for Emerald Ash Borer.

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>