When I started working as an ecologist in Vermont, I sought out old forest. I wanted to know: what was “that wild forest?” What might it have looked like before Europeans settled and “tamed” the land? Gifford Woods State Park in Killington was among the places I explored that first summer, and when I saw it, I was absolutely awestruck.
The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an insect that feeds on sap. But what about this microscopic bug gives it the ability to destroy eastern hemlock stands? Learn more.
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 […]
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 […]
Breakups can be painful for a middle or high school student. But when Vermont Land Trust (VLT) ecologist Allaire Diamond met students to talk about breakups, she wasn’t quite addressing […]