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Jericho Research Forest
Climate change requires culture change. At the Jericho Research Forest, through the Green Forestry Education Initiative, which he created and directed for over 5 years, David Brynn practiced the art of culture change.
John Dewey, UVM graduate and renowned educator, once wrote that “without application, principles and ideals have no bearing and no test.” All of the hands-on, student-centered projects at the Forrest E. Orr Conservation Center employed forestry practices, templates, and tools developed by Vermont Family Forests. Using lumber harvested and milled at the Jericho Research Forest, over 65 students helped transform the former pole barn into a unique space for teaching and learning about healthy forests and sustainable communities.
Vermont Family Forests’ work continues at the Jericho Research Forest. The Jericho Research Forest was recently certified through SmartWood. Trees from the forest are currently being harvested and used in the Greening of the Rubenstein School’s Aiken Center at the Burlington campus. Vermont Family Forests served as the steward of that process.