A Reflection on the Connections of the Woods

VWA Article Archives - Vermont Woodlands Association

“Through Tangents in Life”: Dan Healey

Dan Healey is a Vermont licensed consulting forester from Brattleboro. Dan works for Long View Forest where he is one of five consulting foresters in the company. Dan’s work mainly revolves around forest management on private forest land. For Dan, forestry was an interest that slowly grew into a passion. He said his involvement in

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Craig Coleman: Active Management

Craig Coleman lives just outside Springfield, VT where he manages a 65-acre woodland. He purchased the property in 1995 and moved to the area in 2007 after he retired. Ownership of the land is divided between Craig and his sister, but he manages the entire parcel. Craig worked in Connecticut before moving to VT. The

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Ann Wade: Meditative Management

Ann Wade is the owner of a 127-acre woodland in Washington, VT. The parcel has been in her family for nearly 70 years. The land has much meaning to her and her family and she is working toward making it a space for other families to enjoy nature as well. There is much history in

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Bruce and Doreen Jones: Multi-Purpose Parcel

Bruce and Doreen Jones are the owners of 260 acres in Rochester, VT. They purchased the property a few years ago after moving back to Vermont from California. Since then, the couple has been busy managing their land in different ways to keep it both productive and wild. Bruce and Doreen both lived in Vermont

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Advocate: Michael Brown and Birdseye Forestry

Michael Brown is a VWA certified consulting forester from Moretown, VT where he lives with his wife and two kids. He is the founder and forester of his own forestry business, Birdseye Forestry. Located in central Vermont, Michael services mainly the Mad River Valley and parts of the Champlain Valley and Northern Kingdom regions of

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Forest Manager and Ecologist: Tii McLane

Elisabeth McLane, who goes by “Tii,” operates a small consulting business out of Strafford, VT. Tii provides consulting forestry services, as well as contract work in wildlife habitat, botany, and natural community mapping. Tii first became interested in forestry when in high school, and after graduating she worked for the Forest Service in California. She

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Happy New Year

It’s only six days into 2021 but I already feel like I own the hope of a better year ahead. That’s not to say we are out of the woods with Covid – we are not. We are still experiencing rising case counts across the country and many people are experiencing deep economic difficulties. Things

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