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The VFF Forest Health Conservation Checklist is the cornerstone of Vermont Family Forests’ ecoforestry program. It identifies 43 specific stewardship practices related to forest access and vegetation management, which, if followed, will go a long way toward conserving forest health.
Poor forestry practices decrease a forest’s capacity to keep itself healthy. But many landowners lack information about what ecologically sustainable forest practices look like. Without that knowledge—which empowers them to do their own ecologically sustainable forest work or hire a consultant (forester, logger) to do ecologically sustainable work for them—they can end up with a forest that looks like this:
In our August 2003 through Spring 2005 newsletters, we highlighted one of these conservation practices in each newsletter and discussed it in depth. Please visit our Publications page to read those past newsletter issues.