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The Newsletter of Cold Hollow to Canada


Photo of an eastern coyote

Winter 2010

Posted 12/1/10

Welcome, Winter; My Coyotes in Richford; A Forester for You; Winter Tree Identification; Upcoming Events

Photo of a group of people with a dog

Fall 2010

Posted 9/2/10

Connectivity—One Town at a Time; Teaming Up for the Forest; Slow Down & See the Moss; Conservation in Enosburgh; Habitat Recommendations; Upcoming Events

Photo of people posing around a sign reading: Future Site of Bakersfield Town Park.

Summer 2010

Posted 1/7/10

Cold Hollow to Canada’s First Newsletter; Keeping Track of Wildlife; Emerald Ash Borer; Reflections on Favorites; Conservation in Bakersfield; Staying Connected; Upcoming Events

Photo of an owl and a woodpecker in a snowy birch tree

Winter 2011

Posted 1/1/11

A Vision for Conservation; Animals in Winter; Gorillas and the Mist; Conservation Corner; Upcoming Events

Photo of group of people in front of a pile of trees knocked down by a storm.

Fall 2011

Posted 1/1/11

Conservation, INC.; Superman in Cargo Shorts?; An Afternoon with John Davis; Conservation Easement Basics; Montgomery Conservation; A Conservation Opportunity?; Upcoming Events

Photo of a moose.

Summer 2011

Posted 7/7/11

Soggy Summertime Greetings; WHIP Program; Wood Turtles; Town Planning in Enosburgh; Upcoming Events

Photo of fern fiddleheads.

Spring 2011

Posted 4/4/11

Local Action Towards Conservation; Richford Commission Work; Managing a Sugarbush; Owl Spotting; Forests for Birds; Upcoming Events

Photo of trees and snow backlit by the sun.

Winter 2012

Posted 1/1/12

A Foundation for Growth; Marten and Fisher: Our Native Mustelid Cousins; Tracking Marten in New Hampshire; Going Green: The Opportunity for Forest Certification; BioFinder; Upcoming Events

Photo of stacked firewood and logs with fall foliage in the background.

Fall 2012

Posted 9/9/12

Fall Greetings from CHC; Enosburg Falls River Access Conserved with Help from ECC; Five Forest Management Strategies to Adapt to Climate Change; Invasive Species Corner: Buckthorn; Deer vs. Coyote in the Northern Forest; Upcoming Events

Photo of a tree.

Summer 2012

Posted 7/7/12

Keep On Tracking; How Do You Save a Forest? One Piece at a Time; Public Recreation on Private Land; Our Forests are Under Attack; Upcoming Events

Spring 2012

Posted 4/4/12

Keeping Connections; A Conservation Success Story in Bakersfield; A Short Bio of the “Bear Man”; Black Bear in Vermont; Audubon Vermont Forest Bird Initiative Connects Landowners with Conservation; Cross Boundary Connections; Upcoming Events

Photo of red trillium flowers in the forest.

Spring 2013

Posted 4/4/13

Conservation Democracy; Wild and Scenic Update; Puddles with a Purpose; Conservation in the Neighborhood; Development Impacts; Upcoming Events

Photo of a lake with lily pads.

Summer 2013

Posted 7/7/13

Keeping Connections; Emerald Ash Borer; Japanese Barberry, Deer and Tick Interactions; Enosburgh Conservation Commission Update; Pollinators; River Fest; Upcoming Events

Fall 2013

Posted 9/9/13

Cross Boundary Connections; Black Bear Meets Cold Hollow to Canada Members; The Canada Lynx; Invasive Species: Garlic Mustard; Pollinator Update: Monarch Butterfly; Emerald Ash Borer Update; Upcoming Events

Photo of Keeping Track participants in front of an uprooted tree.

Winter 2013

Posted 11/11/13

Partners in Conservation; Confessions of a Keeping Tracker; Making Decisions in Your Woodlot: The Peer to Peer Model; Otters in Vermont; Invasive Species: Oriental Bittersweet; Upcoming Events

Photo of hungry chicks in their nest.

Spring 2014

Posted 4/4/14

Working Together Towards Resiliency; Climate Change and Our Forests; The Working Lands Partnership’s Second Summit; 2014 Cold Hollow to Canada Party; Reptiles and Amphibians in the Cold Hollow to Canada Region; Upcoming Events

Photo of summer flowers with a mountain in the background.

Summer 2014

Posted 7/7/14

Exploring the Place We Call Home; Highlights from Cold Hollow to Canada’s Regional Celebration in May; Our Rowdy Friends in Richford; A Case Study: Cold Hollow Woodlots—Peer to Peer Landscape Level Management; Recommended Books; Upcoming Events

A row of cows in front of orange and yellow fall foliage.

Fall 2014

Posted 9/9/14

Cold Hollow to Canada 2.0; Keeping Track Update; Low Impact Logging and Cut to Length Operations; A Peer to Peer Approach to Woodlands Management; Debate; Upcoming Events

Photo of pine trees covered in snow.

Winter 2014

Posted 12/12/14

Expanding the Team; UVM Students Give CHC a Hand; Meet Bridget Butler; A Tree Farm for Christmas; Finding Patterns in the Woods; Cougars Coming East with Sue Morse; Beaver, a Keystone Species; Upcoming Events

Photo of a red-winged blackbird.

Spring 2015

Posted 4/4/15

Connecting for Conservation; Living Legacies in Our Forests; WANTED: Signs of Spring; Find Us on Facebook!; Cougars Coming East, or Are They Already Here?; Upcoming Events

Photo of a duck in water.

Summer 2015

Posted 7/7/15

Strengthening Regional Conservation; Vermont’s “Sweetest” Bird Habitat; For Anna; A Report on Forest Fragmentation; Summer Lovin’; A Moose, a Bird, and a Shrub; Book Review: A Landowner’s Guide; Upcoming Events

Photo of a view overlooking the forest's reds, purples, golds and greens during fall folilage season.

Fall 2015

Posted 9/9/15

Planting the Seeds for Conservation in the Cold Hollow to Canada Region; Why Give to CHC?; Why Citizen Science?; Why Woodlots?; Membership Pledge Card; Upcoming Events

Photo of a Black-capped Chickadee in a hemlock tree.

Winter 2016

Posted 1/1/16

A Forest for the Future; Wolves, Coyotes, and Hybrids? Which is Which?; Water Quality Impacts from the Forest; The 2015 East Franklin County Christmas Bird Count; Celebrating the New Year Tracker Style; Upcoming Events

Photo of the Cold Hollow Mountains in summertime.

Summer 2016

Posted 7/7/16

When the Forest Came to the Capital; Preserving Habitats Around the Parc National du Mont-Orford; Cross-Border Collaboration in the Northern Greens; How did the Moose Cross the Road?; Forestland Owned by VLT and TNC for Sale; Book Review: Half-Earth;…

Photo of bicyclists on a rec path surrounded by a fall landscape with the Missiquoi River and mountains.

Fall 2016

Posted 9/9/16

Our Work Together; Review of Reading the Mountains of Home; Trail Camera Use for Tracking; Snakes in the Cold Hollow to Canada Corridor; Local Sugarmakers Buy Conserved Land; Vermont’s Wild & Scenic Rivers; Upcoming Events

A group of Keeping Track team members gather in a farm driveway in winter.

Spring 2017

Posted 4/4/17

ACT 250 at 50 (and Why We Should Care); Woodland Delicious; Keeping Track Monitoring Photo Collage; Season Two for WildPaths; Conserving Forestland: What does long term conservation mean?; Upcoming Events

Winter 2017

Posted 11/11/17

Now More than Ever, This is Our Time; Summary of John Elder’s Talk at CHC’s Annual Gathering; Amazon Smile Opportunity; WildPaths Wildlife Observations Summary; About Jesse Littlefield; Peace of Wild Things; Winter Finches; Book Review: Lab Girl;…

Money Doesn't Grow On Trees...

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 9/1/17

Breaking the financial barriers to conservation, we're pleased to announce the Cold Hollow Land Conservation Fund.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 1/25/18

Board Chair Charlie Hancock reflects on what an amazing year 2017 has been for CHC and extends a heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters this year.

Expanding the Lens of Conservation - A foundation for the future

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 8/21/18

Greetings friends and welcome to the Fall 2018 edition of CONNECTIONS, the quarterly newsletter from Cold Hollow to Canada. With this issue we shift our focus from the working forests which have been and will continue to be, at the core of our work,…

Beating the Heat in the Cold Hollows

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 8/1/19

An update on the summer happenings at Cold Hollow to Canada.


By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 4/6/20

Charlie Hancock introduces the CHC spring newsletter.

What's Up with Forest Birds?

By Steve Faccio, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Posted 9/1/17

In April, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies released a 25-year study on Vermont's Forest Birds. Find out who's fairing well and who's on the decline & what we can do to help.

Wildlands & Woodlands Report - The Cold Hollow Connection

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice Chair & Franklin County Forester

Posted 1/25/18

How do Cold Hollow to Canada's goals match up with the recently released Wildlands & Woodlands Vision by Harvard University. Board member Nancy Patch makes the comparison for us.

SAVE THE DATE - CHC Annual Gathering

Posted 8/21/18

We'll gather at the Montgomery Grange Hall for a catered dinner and enjoy speaker Tom Butler from the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Suggested donation is $15.

CHC Welcomes Board Members Jenny Goyne & Greg Mikkelson

By Cold Hollow to Canada

Posted 4/6/20

Meet new CHC board members Jenny Goyne and Greg Mikkelson.

POEM: Ode to Wood by David Budbill

Posted 9/1/17

David Budbill, a Vermont poet, left us a legacy of poetry about living in rural Vermont when he died last year. Wendell Berry called the poet’s work “a delight and a comfort”.

Why Wilderness?

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice-Chair

Posted 8/21/18

There are really big things going on in the Cold Hollow to Canada region. If you have not yet heard, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has bought out their Vermont Land Trust (VLT) partner for the Calavale property that includes the Burnt Mountain…

Celebrating Birder Broker's Successful First Year

By Bridget Butler, Bird Diva Consulting

Posted 4/6/20

Bridget Butler shares the results of the first season of Birder Broker.

Summer Tracking

By Joan Hildreth, CHC Board Member

Posted 9/1/17

As wonderful as it is to look for sign while enjoying the splendors of summertime - including lush greenery, wildflowers, singing birds, warmth, sunshine (well, at least some of the time!) – summertime tracking provides some challenges when it comes…

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