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Managing the Forest to Save a Species

Managing the Forest to Save a Species

On a perfect summer day, 40 foresters gathered on woodland in Rupert. They were here to learn more about managing forests with ash trees, given the threat of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The larvae of this invasive beetle chew tunnels under the bark; this cuts off water...
Working Together for Clean Water

Working Together for Clean Water

Cliffords have been farming in Starksboro since the family first arrived from Scotland in 1790. “What history has told us,” says eighth-generation farmer Eric Clifford, pointing east from his kitchen window, “is because Mr. John Deere hadn’t invented the steel plow...
A New Era of Natural Communities

A New Era of Natural Communities

Communities in Nature, Revisited By Allaire Diamond, VLT ecologist My botany bookshelf holds a tiny antique ‘Tree Guide,’ published in 1914, which promises to be “a friend that knows all the trees…that introduces the newcomer to all his tree neighbors.” Spend time...
Crafting a Land Ethic

Crafting a Land Ethic

Aldo Leopold’s Conservation Legacy By Dan Kilborn, VLT forester It was an epic road trip: three days and a thousand miles of small towns, road construction, and stunning scenery, with a five- and two-year old in tow and only brief interludes of backseat...