Check our website regularly for updates. Don’t miss an opportunity to let your voice be heard.
It’s our aim to keep you up to date on all the news pertaining to forestry, forest health, forest ownership, markets, and more. You’ll find the latest press releases from state, federal, and private sources posted here. We will also utilize our website to let you know about meeting and public hearings where your voice will make a difference. Check here regularly for news.
If you find news articles that are relevant and appropriate for publication, please send them along via email and we’ll try to get them posted. We don’t see it all and count on our members to help us stay current.
- Message from Working Lands Coalition on funding for 2020-2021
- Forest Health Update May 2019
- Workers’ Compensation for Logging Contractors
VWA Quarterly Newsletter
A Voice for Healthy Forests! published four times each year is a joint newsletter of Vermont Woodlands and Vermont Tree Farm. It’s really more like a magazine than a newsletter, printed in full color and filled with articles of interest. The publication includes regular features from our President Put Blodgett and Executive Director Kathleen Wanner. Other regular contributors are Keith Thompson and Elizabeth Spinney from VT Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation with updates on forest health and invasive species, respectively. Interested in birds and other wildlife… John Buck and Steve Hagenbuch of Audubon VT write about the many species that call Vermont home. Tree Farm takes the spotlight with news from the national stage, book reviews, inspector and tree farmer recognition. Each issue is filled with beautiful color photos as well and delivered direct to your mail box in March, June, September, and November.
Filled with feature articles from members, tree farmers, partners, and professionals.
How can you ensure that you receive this beautiful quarterly magazine? Support Vermont Woodlands with a membership to receive this publication and so much more.
We are always looking for new contributors with stories to tell. If you have something to say about your land stewardship… and can say it in about 750 words… we’d like to hear it. Photography is also welcome! Photos may be used in print or online. Submit your articles and photos via email and be sure to include author, photographer and caption.
Northern Woodlands Magazine
Northern Woodlands, a quarterly magazine, celebrates northeastern forests and the people who care for them. A fun read with a serious purpose, it’s published by the Center for Northern Woodlands Education, an educational nonprofit located in Lyme, New Hampshire. Its mission: to advance culture of forest stewardship in the Northeast and to increase understanding of and appreciation for the natural wonders, economic productivity, and ecological integrity of the region’s forests. We are pleased to be a long-time partner of Northern Woodlands and grateful that we can offer this fabulous magazine to our members, with our compliments.
Vermont Woodlands members in good standing receive this quarterly publication, as our thank you!
We congratulate Northern Woodlands on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the magazine. That’s a generation of readers who have devoted their time, talents, and resources to our educational mission. Northern Woodlands has inspired many people to learn about the woods and fostered a community defined by its curiosity, civility, and love for the woods we all share.’
In celebration, Northern Woodlands has launched The Resilient Forest series – please check it out and feel free to share with others.
Technical Bulletins for Landowners
Technical bulletins written for landowners can give you easy access to information on a host of topics. For answers to your questions about topics like stream crossings, tree planting and care, timber stand improvements, or taxes check out the technical bulletins written just for you.
- Care and Maintenance of Wild Apple Trees
- Forest Stand Improvement
- Establishing Red Oak Trees on Your Property
When it’s information you want, look no further than our educational resources. This list of publications offers you opportunities to learn about and enjoy your woodlands. Many are for sale in our online store.
Peruse an assortment of titles from Vermont’s woodland experts.
An excellent resource written by Trevor Evans, Newport landowner, Tree Farmer, and VWA member, Forest Trees of Vermont is the first Vermont focused tree identification resource.
From VT Dept. of Fish & Wildlife:
- Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont: A Landowner’s Guide (available as an online resource)
- Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A guide to the natural communities of Vermont by Elizabeth Thompson and Eric Sorenson
Written by Thom McEvoy, past Extension Forester. Planning Family Forests: How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family
- Owning and Managing Forests: A guide to legal, financial, and practical matters
- Planning Family Forests: How to keep woodlands intact and in the family
- Positive Impact Forestry: A sustainable approach to managing woodlands:
- Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture (3rd edition)
Lynn Levine is a Vermont forester and author of several books and guides. Lynn publishes as Heartwood Press and books are available through our online store or directly from the publisher.
- Snow Secrets – the story of two sixth graders adventures in the woods for grades 2-6
- Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-sizze tracking guide (pocket size)
- Is it Time Yet – a picture book about a yellow spotted salamander ages 4-10
Co-founder of Northern Woodlands Magazine, Steve Long’s More Than A Woodlot: Getting the most from your family forest
Mollie Beattie, Lynn Levine, & Charles Thompson’s Working with Your Woodland — A Landowner’s Guide is a basic guide to help landowners make decision.
Local Northeast Kingdom authors George & Tonya Sousa;’s The Forester’s Tale is a parable about findng oneself in the forest.
Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche collaborate to create Shedding Light on the Working Forest.
The Outside Story, Northern Woodlands collection of essays available in two volumes or digital download.
Be sure to visit our shop site to purchase some of the books or other branded products.