A forest  in Starksboro transforms into a learning laboratory

The 72-acre Jerusalem Skyline forest was given to VLT by Elisabeth Hill and Constance Robert in 1986. It forms a scenic backdrop to the Jerusalem Store in South Starksboro and sits just west of the Monroe Skyline: the spine of the Green Mountains that extends from Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap.

Over the past few years, we’ve decided to let this land teach us more about how forest management can help us tackle some pressing environmental issues, including climate change, invasive species, bird habitat protection. The project is being led by  VLT forester Caitlin Cusack.