Communications Specialist, University of Vermont
ReporterManaging Forests for Old Growth Traits Enhances Biodiversity and Carbon Storage
Fifteen-year study mimicking natural forest disturbances to achieve old growth conditions increases biodiversity and carbon storage.
ReporterVermont and New England Forests Face More Precipitation and Milder Winters
Across New England and northern New York, tree species and forest communities face increasing threats under warmer and more variable conditions.
ReporterVermont and the Northeast Hardest Hit by Imported Forest Pests
Vermont and other northeastern states are hardest hit by imported forest pests, and national damage costs billions a year.
ReporterEarthworms in Forest Soils: The Bad and the Not So Bad
Earthworms in forests make soils inhospitable for many tree seedlings and understory plants, but they may help to store carbon deep in the mineral soi
ReporterConservative Tapping Guidelines Remain Sustainable for Healthy Overstory Maples
Healthy, vigorously growing maple trees keep high yield sap extraction sustainable
ReporterUse Value Appraisal Program Sparks Sustainable Forest Management on Vermont Family Forests
Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program for forestland taxation encourages sustainable forest management on family-owned woodlots
ReporterCommunity-level Strategies for Land Use Planning and Forestland Conservation
Web-based tools and user-friendly guides help Vermont communities and landowners make informed decisions about land use planning and conservation
ReporterWinter Injury, Carbon Loss, but Surprising Growth Resurgence in Red Spruce
Investigation into impacts of historic needle winter injury on tree growth and carbon storage turns up evidence of a growth resurgence in red spruce.
ReporterRestoration of American Chestnut in Northern Forests
The American Chestnut was a prized forest species in the eastern U.S. until 100 years ago when a fungal blight was introduced.
ReporterWood Bioenergy Harvesting Impacts on Carbon Emissions in the Northeast
Demand for forest bioenergy, or biomass (firewood, wood chips, pellets), is increasing in Vermont and the Northeast.
ReporterVermonters' "Acceptable" Levels of Town Development May Decrease Occurrence of Black Bear and Bobcat
Development of natural land may pose a threat to native wildlife species in Vermont and globally.