Staff Bare Arms for the Community Blood Drive

On April 22nd staff headed over to the Town Hall for the Brighton Blood Drive.  A little less blood and a little more fruit juice later, these donors look like they were happy to pay back the community! Thanks Nathan, Joanna, Meg and Colleen!  



Restoring Water Quality in Northern New England

This spring, NorthWoods Stewardship Center has paired up with a number of conservation groups in ongoing efforts to restore forested shorelines along the region’s lakes and streams. Restoration of these forested riparian buffer areas is one of the most cost effective ways to improve water quality by intercepting nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants carried in runoff before they […]

Protect the Place You Love: Buy It Where You Burn It

Firewood Awareness Week coming to Vermont May 17th through the 23rd. As Memorial Day approaches and the summer camping season gets started, take a moment to think about the places that you love and how you can help to protect them. Chances are that trees make up a key component of these places. A spreading […]


Photo Credit: The Nature Conservancy

The Largest Elm Tree Restoration in the Northeast

The latest press release from our friends and partners at The Nature Conservancy. We are proud to be part of such an important restoration effort and so far have planted 648 trees for this project. Learn more about our work on this and other tree planting efforts in northern Vermont.   Once the project is complete, […]

Remembering Bill Bevans

On Saturday, May 2nd the chorus of the wood frogs was accompanied by the Hanaford’s Fife and Drum Corps as the community celebrated the life of Bill Bevans at NorthWoods. A granite bench built by Senator John Rodgers sits under a transplanted Sugar Maple tree, creating a new space for reflection and inspiration for visitors […]



Raffle: Enter to Win Guided Clyde River Canoe Trip for 4!

It’s springtime! Bring on the sunshine, fiddleheads, leaf buds and.. MUD! In celebration of Mud Season, and the start of springtime, we are holding a raffle for one Guided Clyde River Wetland Canoe Trip for 4! Winner will be pulled on Saturday April 25th at the 6th Annual Mud Season Groove at Parker Pie Co in […]

Looking for a Summer Job? Join the Corps.

The NorthWoods Conservation Corps is still seeking applications for the following crews and positions: Assistant Crew Leader (18+) for the Silvio O Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Pondicherry Division Youth Conservation Corps, Jefferson NH. Experience working with teens, experience or education in natural resource conservation preferred. No housing available. Dates of commitment June 22 – […]

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First Year of Forwarding is a Success!

Like hauling logs on a smooth packed trail, our 1-year Working Lands grant period went by fast! In April 2014 with funding from the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, NorthWoods added a 5-ton log forwarding trailer to our equipment shed. Since then we’ve completed four low-impact timber harvests, working in the Spitzer Demonstration Forest and […]

Updated Spitzer Forest Management Plan Released

How do you keep track of 1,500 acres of working forestland, wetlands, unique ecological areas and open land? Our Forest Stewardship staff recently finished an updated management plan for the Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest. As required every 10 years for enrollment in the Vermont Current Use program and the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program, we […]

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Planning Family Forests

Planning Family Forests: How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family by Thom J. McEvoy In his seventh forestry book, Professor McEvoy after 9 years of research compiles stories of forest-owning families representing every major timber type in the United States; narratives and analyses that tell the trials, missteps and successes of an older […]