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Chittenden County Forest News

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 3:20am -- tim

Andrews Community Forest Story Map

by Ethan Tapper The forest management project at the Andrews Community Forest in Richmond, which started last summer, recently concluded. I've created a story map about the project, which you can check out here:  

Demonstration and Education at the Hinesburg Town Forest

You can take a self-guided tour through two areas at the Hinesburg Town Forest, one which was managed from 2018-2020, and another which will be managed starting this winter.

In both projects, the HTF hopes to demonstrate a thoughtful approach to the stewardship of Vermont’s forests, simultaneously managing for wildlife, biodiversity, climate resilience, carbon sequestration and storage, local, renewable resources and more. A major goal of these projects is also to showcase responsible forest management to the public in an open, transparent and inclusive way.

To take the virtual tour of the 2018-20 forest management area, visit the HTF’s trailhead at the end of Economou Road in Huntington. A sign by the trailhead kiosk will guide you through the download of the free Avenza Maps app and a map that will allow you to navigate throughout the management area, including to 8 “stops,” each marked by permanent interpretive signage. Each sign contains information on different aspects of the project and links to educational resources and videos with QR Codes.

More information about this project can be found here:

To check out the forest management project that has yet to be completed at the HTF, visit the HTF’s trailhead on Hayden Hill Road East in Hinesburg. Signage at the Hayden Hill East trailhead will provide the means to download the Avenza Maps app and navigate through the area to be managed in 2021-22 and see the trees marked to be cut. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns about this project.   

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