VFF Publications, Reports & Maps
VFF Annual Reports
We hope you enjoy our latest annual report, full of highlights from 2022. You can click the link below to view and download the PDF, or you can read the flipbook below.
2022 Annual Report (PDF)
Recent VFF Newsletters
Reports (VFF & Partners)
- Enhancing Flood Resiliency of Vermont State Lands June 2015 (By Kristen L. Underwood, hydrogeologist (South Mountain Research & Consulting Services), and David Brynn, consulting forester (Vermont Family Forests). Record flooding on Lake Champlain in the spring of 2011 and widespread damages sustained to Vermont’s built infrastructure during Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 motivated the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Lands Stewardship Team to request an evaluation of policies, plans and practices on state-owned lands with a goal to enhance flood resiliency.
- A Commons Conservation Collaborative Network Report (by Max Bochman, Anna Durning, and Ian Knapp; Middlebury College ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum, December 15, 2019. During the Fall 2019 semester, Middlebury College students undertook a project for Vermont Family Forests, to investigate the opportunities and constraints for some kind of regional conservation collaborative to share and avoid redundancies in conservation and monitoring projects in Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion.
Town Forest Health Check
VFF created the Town Forest Health Check to support the Vermont Town Forest Project—a statewide initiative to strengthen connections between Vermonters and their community-owned forests. If you’re a community member interested in taking an active role in maintaining the health of your community’s town forest, take a look at the Town Forest Health Check. With it, you’ll be able to determine if the optimal conservation practices that maintain forest health are in place in your town forest.
Commons and Commoning
- Center-West Ecoregion Maps of Ecological Hotspots
- CWE Air Commons (specifically relating to carbon sequestration and storage by forests–the map focuses on intact forest blocks)
- CWE Water Commons
- CWE Wildlife Commons
- CWE Combined Commons: Ecologically Functional Landscape
- CARING FOR OUR HOME GROUNDS Commons Conservation Congress, November 2, 2019, Presentations and Materials
- Proceedings, Emerging Ideas, and Next Steps: 2019 Commons Conservation Congress
- Commons and Commoning Ideas and Workbook
- Opening Remarks, David Brynn
- An Abenaki perspective on home and the commons, Melody Brook
- Vermont Conservation Design and the Center-West Ecoregion, Eric Sorenson
- Bibliography of forest-related books, by Anne Dannenberg, Huntington Librarian