This summer, Vermont Family Forests teamed with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and local excavator Lucas Nezin to lend a healing hand on a piece of forestland we recently purchased. Read all about it >
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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 >
Students in our latest Hogback Community College course–Conserving Vermont’s Reptiles–had plenty of up-close time with local reptiles.
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 >
In March, 2022, Vermont Family Forests purchased 95.6 acres of land in Bristol and Lincoln. Learn all about it!
A battery-powered chainsaw, teamed with vegetable-based bar oil, makes for joyful work in the woods.
The purpose of [the Agricultural and Managed Forest Land Use Value Program] is to encourage and assist the maintenance of… MORE>
For 20 years, Vermont Family Forests partnered with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to provide wood from healthy forests for LCMM’s boat-building program.
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.
VFF Executive Director David Brynn describes the efforts of Wild Forests Vermont to amend Vermont’s Current Use Program to include wild forests.
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.
Since 1998, the Colby Hill Ecological Project (CHEP) has collected ecological data on an area of private land in Lincoln and… MORE>
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! Watch David Brynn’s recent presentation to the Lewis Creek Association.
At Vermont Family Forests, we’ve been using the mapping app, Avenza, in the forests we work in.
We’re building a new access trail at the Abraham’s Knees forest on the side of Mount Abraham.
When beavers flooded the main trail at The Waterworks in Bristol, commoners stepped in with a win-win solution.
VFF landowner John McNerney revels in the tools of careful, small scale woods work. Join us as we head into the woods with him.