Our suggested reading list includes many books and publications that are both interesting and informative. Several of the titles listed below are available in our VWA shop; others maybe purchased through your local bookstore or online. If you purchase through Amazon, using Amazon Smile and selecting Vermont Woodlands as your charitable organization will further support us with a direct Amazon donation.
If you’ve read any of the books below and would like to submit a book review, we will gladly post. Also feel free to send us additional books for suggested reading.
Mollie Beattie, Lynn Levine, & Charles Thompson. Working with Your Woodland — A Landowner’s Guide (Revised Edition)
Evans, Trevor. Forest Trees of Vermont
Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche. Shedding Light on the Working Forest
Levine, Lynn. Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Tracking Guide (Pocket size)
Levine, Lynn. Snow Secrets. A children’s book about the art of tracking: Heartwood Press, 2010.
Levine, Lynn. Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast
McEvoy, Thom J. Planning Family Forests: How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family
McEvoy, Thom J. Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture (2nd Edition)
Long, Stephen. More Than A Woodlot: Getting the Most from your Family Forest. Northern Woodlands, 2012
Long, Stephen. Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England
Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
McEvoy, Thom J. Owning and Managing Forests, A guide to legal, financial, and practical matters: Island Press, 2005.
McEvoy, Thom J. Positive Impact Forestry, A sustainable approach to managing woodlands: Island Press, 2004.
McEvoy, Thom J. Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture, Third Edition: Forestry Press, Old Hickory, TN 2014.
Northern Woodlands. The Outside Story: Local Writers Explore the Nature of NH and VT Northern Woodlands, Vol. 2
George & Tonya Sousa. The Forester’s Tale
Proulx, Annie. Barkskins George & Tanya Sousa. The Forester’s Tale
Tanya Sousa. The Starling God
Thompson, Elizabeth H. and Sorenson, Eric R. Wetland, Woodland, Wildland. A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy, 2000.
Vermont Council of Rural Development, Imagining Vermont: Values and Vision for the Future 2009
VT Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont: A Landowner’s Guide.
Wessels, Tom. Reading the Forested Landscape
Wojtech, Michael. Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast
Be sure to visit our Shop page to purchase some of the books listed above.