What Does a Truly Old Forest Look Like?

What Does a Truly Old Forest Look Like?

Liz Thompson, VLT’s Director of Conservation Science, reflects on old forests in Vermont As a teenager, I loved being in the woods. I felt at peace there, far from the noisy crowds at school. The woods were quiet, but there were also signs of a once busy place, of...
Unwanted visitors: Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

Unwanted visitors: Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

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.

Family Land Near Haystack Mountain in Pawlet Conserved

Family Land Near Haystack Mountain in Pawlet Conserved

Nancy Pierson donated a conservation easement on 111 acres of forest and farmland at the foot of Haystack Mountain. Nancy and her husband, James, along with their five daughters, have spent nearly three decades caring for and improving this picturesque corner of...