Forest with maple and ostrich ferns with some low-level water - an example of Vermont's 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 […]

Aldo Leopold at the Shack in Wisconsin -- he proposed a “land ethic” that includes land, soil, water, plants, and animals—along with humans—in the idea of community.

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 […]