Managing the Forest to Save a Species

Managing the Forest to Save a Species

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 Borer (EAB). The larvae of this invasive beetle chew tunnels under the bark; this cuts off water...
Protecting Land for Wildlife

Protecting Land for Wildlife

Sally Schlueter grew up on a Kansas farm with horses, dogs, and cats. She raised sheep and goats as part of her local 4-H youth club and loved walking along streams and climbing trees. “I was always very connected to being outside and enjoying the natural world,” she...
Rallying Around a Beloved Mountain

Rallying Around a Beloved Mountain

Prospect Mountain in Woodford Tucked away in the small town of Woodford sits Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center, a network of 30 kilometers of skillfully groomed trails with consistently good snow. The mountain is a hub of activity with skiers of all ages and...
No Other Place Quite Like It

No Other Place Quite Like It

Kingdom Heritage Lands at 20 Years Twenty years ago, the largest land sale in modern Vermont history resulted in the protection of some 132,000 acres of woods in far northeastern Vermont. It is one of the largest and wildest swaths of forest in the state. Initially...
A New Era of 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 the trees…that introduces the newcomer to all his tree neighbors.” Spend time...