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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>

Welcome, Winter!

Tending the Solstice fire at the Waterworks By 4:15pm, the sun had dropped behind the white pines flanking the beaver…  MORE>

Twenty Years of Local Boat-building, Rowing, & Racing

For 20 years, Vermont Family Forests partnered with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to provide wood from healthy forests for LCMM’s boat-building program.

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>

Woodwinds near the Middle Barn

In July we celebrated summer with our 10th Annual Woodwinds in the Middle Barn concert.

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.

West Barn Comes Down

We’ve just completed step 1 of the restoration of the West Barn at VFF’s Anderson Wells Farm. Video and photos tell the story.

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.

Restoring the West Barn From Foundation to Rooftop

The West Barn at VFF’s Anderson Wells Farm will be restored from foundation to rooftop this summer.

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.

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.