conservation

Dec
12

Emerald ash borer is coming to Thetford. Does the Town need a plan?

The Town Manager's proposed budget cuts the contribution to the Town Tree Fund by 50%, leaving enough money for the removal of one, maybe two, trees.
5 min read
Dec
05

An action plan for Lake Fairlee’s faltering health

We'll be expecting the final report around May 2023.
5 min read
Nov
28

Many parties help to restore a floodplain in Post Mills

Majestic silver maples may once again preside over the rise and fall of floods.
5 min read
Jun
20

The Post Mills Montague Dam removal project

Ron Rhodes said that the schedule for the project is not yet fixed. It could possibly start this year, but could also be postponed till 2022.
5 min read
May
23

Will Relicensing of Three Hydroelectricity Dams Help With River Bank Collapse and Fish Passage?

The joke among river scientists is that topsoil is the Upper Valley’s biggest export.
8 min read
May
14

A Most Successful Green Up Day

The actual weight of the trash collected is still to be announced.
1 min read
Apr
29

ANR examines proposed tower site for ecological impacts

Vermont recognizes the value of its forested ecosystems.
3 min read
Apr
25

Cedar Circle teams up with local seed-savers to restore rare cabbage

The alarming loss of diversity in vegetables and other crops is prompting gardeners to start saving their own seeds, especially of rarer heirloom varieties.
4 min read
Apr
24

Green Up Day and... garlic mustard?

Drive carefully – people are out on the side of the road picking up litter and (hopefully) pulling garlic mustard.
2 min read
Apr
16

Town sells 26.8 acre portion of Town Forest to abutters

The proceeds from the sale, which total $40,200 (or $1,500/acre), are being deposited into the Town Lands Maintenance Fund.
3 min read