VWA Executive Director Position

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VWA Executive Director Position

This position is open until it is filled. It’s official! I am retiring this year and VWA is recruiting for a new executive director. Transition planning has actually been underway for a while and that work has culminated in the creation of a job announcement. I have loved my work with and for VWA and while

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Roscoe Blaisdell: Understanding the Forest

Roscoe Blaisdell is the owner of several thousand acres of forestland in New Hampshire and Vermont. Roscoe is a land surveyor who lives in Raymond, NH where the majority of his forest land is located. His Vermont acreage is in Ryegate, VT. The properties in both states have been enrolled in the Tree Farm Program

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Recreation & Conservation: David Sunshine and Carol Jordan

David Sunshine and Carol Jordan are the owners of approximately 180 acres in Richmond, VT. The property has been enrolled in the Tree Farm program since the 1970s. While privately owned, the property includes trails that are part of the Richmond Trail Committee, so the public enjoys the property as well. David and Carol purchased

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250th Anniversary of The Pine Tree Riot

Tom Thomson owner of the Thomson Family Tree Farm with grandson Jaden Thomson. Tom is holding a 24″ diameter cross-section of a White Pine Tree which in 1690 the King claimed were Mast Trees for his Royal Navy, then in 1722 a law was passed which claimed any White Pine Tree 12″ diameter (which Jaden

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Ernst Tree Farm: 50 Years and Counting

Jay and Ginger Maciejowski are the owners of Ernst Tree Farm in Athens, VT. The tree farm consists of 90-acres of woodland and pasture. The land has been managed by the family since the late 1930s and is nearing its 50th anniversary of being in the Vermont Tree Farm program. The beginnings of Ernst Tree

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Making a Case for Community-Scale Forestry

With a mindset of staying small, a sawmill in Fletcher sees wood products as the next “go local” movement. By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Tucker Riggs, owner of Laughing Stock Farm (LSF) Forest Products in Fletcher, is busier than he’s ever been. As the pandemic and resulting supply chain issues more than doubled the price

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US Doubles Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber and Contractors Expect Higher Prices

The Biden administration’s US Commerce Dept. on Nov. 24 followed through with expected anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, placing tariffs of 17.99% on their imports, more than twice the rate of 8.99% during the Trump administration. “These unjustified duties harm Canadian communities, businesses, and workers,” said Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of international

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