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.
Autumn is a good time to get to know, and organically treat, the invasive exotic plants in your forest.
We were recently asked why we don’t allow coyote hunting on the lands we hold. Here’s our response.
Turn over a rock or two at the edge of a mountain stream, and you’re likely to uncover a salamander…. MORE>
Come learn about edible and medicinal spring wildflowers with herbalist Ali Zimmer in this 11-minute video.
Up at Vermont Family Forests’ Wells Farm in Lincoln, we’ve done some pretty significant pruning of the 50 or so… MORE>
by Sandra Murphy Water rose around my boots as I stepped through the meadow grass by the little pond on… MORE>
Spring salamanders need clear, cold, highly oxygenated, pesticide-free streams and springs. David Brynn explores how commoners can help.
With the help of Middlebury College students, VFF is launching a project to facilitate mutually beneficial access to private forestlands for Abenaki citizens.
In this guest blog post, herpetologist Jim Andrews discusses the ecological impacts here at home wrought by our current economic model.
David Brynn explores four treatment options for Emerald Ash Borer.
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.”
“Hail Winooski River! Hail Mad River! Hail Middlebury River! Hail Lake Champlain!” With this rousing tribute, Caring for Our Home… MORE>
Our Commons Conservation Congress painting illustrates an inconvenient truth about Vermont’s beautiful landscape. Read more>
More than 20 VFF landowners gathered for lively conversation and wood-fired pizza. Read about it!>