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.

Fields, Forest, and Stream Protected in Fairfax

Fields, Forest, and Stream Protected in Fairfax

Making sure land along streams has native trees and plants helps keep the water clean and cool, which benefits fish and other species. This stream, a hemlock forest, and open overlooks in Fairfax are now conserved for healthy forests, clean water, and wildlife. Thanks to Newt Garland, who protected the land he’s taken care of for decades.