Forest Guild Recognizes Spitzer Demonstration Forest

NorthWoods was recently recognized by the Forest Guild for our work in the Lydia Spitzer Demonstration Forest with our enrollment in the Forest Guild Model Forest program. The mission of the Model Forest program is to “recognize places, people, and relationships that foster sustainable forest management and demonstrate successful silviculture,” falling in perfect alignment with […]



Volunteer Gardeners Wanted!

NorthWoods’ flowerbeds benefit insects and birds and provide a beautiful backdrop for school programs, camps and community events. We rely on volunteer help to keep them looking their best. Our neighbor and favorite green-thumb Sue Dwelle has started the spring clean-up and made a list of projects for the season. If you would enjoy gardening […]

Vermont Recreation Trails Program Supports Corps

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to announce the receipt of several grants supporting trail construction and maintenance in the Northeast Kingdom. The funding, provided by the Vermont Recreation Trails Program (RTP), supports the efforts of the NorthWoods Conservation Corps to provide hands-on service learning opportunities to local young people ages 15-20. The RTP grants, administered by the Vermont […]

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painted turtle_courtesy Jayson Benoit

NorthWoods Recieves VCF Grant for Citizen Science Study

NorthWoods receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to Train Citizen Scientists to Study Area Reptiles and Amphibians The NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently received a $2,060 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further NorthWood’s mission of “connecting people and place through science, education, and action.” According to NorthWoods Operations […]

NorthWoods – Inspiring Stewardship

In the season ahead, students and campers will monkey in the ropes course, hook rainbows in NorthWoods’ pond, and adventure northern forests and rivers. Corps members will abor on trails and wildlife habitats — and cool off at the nearest swimming hole. Your support makes this happen. Individuals and businesses who give to the NorthWoods Annual Fund each year help […]



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 […]

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, […]

Photo Credit: The Nature Conservancy


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 […]