NorthWoods included on VLT Recreation Map

The Vermont Land Trust (VLT), recently announced the release of an interactive Recreation Map, displaying conserved lands throughout the state which allow recreational access. “It’s an important part of our mission to conserve land that offers recreational opportunities. We have conserved land along the Appalachian, Long, and Catamount Trails, and many miles of the VAST snowmobile trail […]


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Honoring Stewardship: 2014 Buzzell Award

The NorthWoods Lodge filled with applause when Forest Stewardship Institute Director Jayson Benoit presented the 2014 George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award to Fern Fontaine at the Annual Stewardship Celebration on October 24th. Fontaine retired this year after an eighteen-year tenure with the Natural Resources program at North Country Career Center in Newport, Vermont, but his dedication to forestry […]

New Partnership with VT Backcountry Alliance

With winter right around the corner, NorthWoods is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Vermont Backcountry Alliance — a working group of the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) dedicated to advancing responsible backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Vermont. With a strong tradition of nordic and backcountry skiing programs, NorthWoods will lend its northern perspective to […]

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Fort River Birding and Nature Trail Opening

October 25th will mark the official opening of the Fort River Birding and Nature Trail at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley, Massachusetts. This trail has been the home base of the NorthWoods Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Fort River Crew for the past three summers and site of the Corps’ […]

Albany School Community Trail

Improving the 4-season community trail at Albany School required school kids of all ages, community volunteers and school support, and local cedar provided by Goodridge Lumber. An awesome collaboration on a NorthWoods project, funded by a grant from Seventh Generation.


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Partnering with Lyndon State

On August 24th, 43 first-year students and their instructors from Lyndon State College completed a service project to help NorthWoods get ready for the seasons ahead. Working alongside NorthWoods staff, volunteers cleared brush and performed maintenance on NorthWoods’ Leadership Trail, stained the entrance deck, and stacked more than three cords of firewood to fuel our […]

Favorite Summer Spots

Every summer camper has a favorite spot around the NorthWoods campus. We have yet to take an official survey, but I would guess our Pond would be the highlight. It is spring-fed, and at 18 feet deep in the center, it offers a surprisingly cold, refreshing dip for kids who would rather spend all summer adrift than on […]



2015 Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant

The Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant (ERP), administered by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, provides funding to programs restoring and maintaining the water quality of Vermont. In past years, NorthWoods subcontracted with the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District (OCNRCD) to restore riparian habitat on stream and lake shores in the Memphremagog watershed. This year, with the […]

Collaborating with Landowners on Low-Impact Timber Harvests

Thanks to a grant from the Working Lands Enterprise Board earlier this year, NorthWoods has added to our inventory of forestry equipment, and is now offering low-impact timber harvesting as part of our consulting services! With several fall and winter harvests on the calendar, our Forest Stewardship staff will be working in local forests (including […]

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Rug and Quilt Raffle

Get your tickets now for the NorthWoods Rug & Quilt Raffle  – To benefit NorthWoods Conservation & Education Programs Winner to be drawn at the NorthWoods Annual Stewardship Celebration Friday, October 24th from 4:30 – 5:30 Tickets: $10 each   Note: Prizes can be picked up locally at NorthWoods following the event, or shipped within the […]