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2021 Winter

Abenaki Ecology & Spirituality in the Northern Green Mountains

By Monica Przyperhart

Posted 2/12/21

Abenaki scholar and ethnobotanist Dr. Fred Wiseman recently spoke with members of CHC's Woodlots program. Listen to the talk and learn more about Abenaki ecology in the Northern Green Mountains here.

Woods in Winter: Reflecting on Winter Tree ID

By Nancy Patch

Posted 2/12/21

Getting out in the woods in the winter can bring an entire new appreciation for the plants and animals we live with. The adaptation strategies employed by our near kin show them as much hardier than ourseleves. While trees may lose their leaves, we bundle up. It is also time to see more of the unique beauty in the trees and shrubs that surround us. Just take a look at the beautiful red stems of…

CHC Supporting Research: Vermonters Turn to Nature During the Pandemic

By Joshua Morse (adapted from the University of Vermont press release, "In Pandemic, People are Turning to Nature‚ÄĒEspecially Women")

Posted 2/12/21

Paying more attention to wildlife during the pandemic? Spending more time in your garden? You may have something in common with the 3,200+ people across Vermont who took a University of Vermont survey about how the pandemic is shaping their experience of nature. In fact, you might even have been one of them! Cold Hollow to Canada shared the survey on its social media networks, to help the…

Thank you, 2020 Donors!

Posted 2/12/21

Stewards (Over $500) Thomas & Cecile Brannon, Farnsworth Fund, Everett & Susan McGinley, Nancy Patch, Renee Reiner, Lew & Claudia Rose Sustaining (monthly) Sara Lourie, Titus & Jane Presler Canada Lynx ($500) Bill McGroarty, Dan Seeley & Adele Wolfson, David Sundell Black Bear ($250 and up) Jessica & Joseph Boone, Richard & Joanne Carr, Lisa Cashdan & Peter Stein, Don & Sandy Crocker,…

Nancy Patch Receives Arthur Gibb Award

Posted 11/24/21

On October 23, CHC's Board Vice-President Nancy Patch was honored with the Arthur Gibb Award from the Vermont Natural Resources Council. VNRC presents the award annually to a Vermont resident who has made a lasting contribution to their community, region or state in the ways they integrate smart growth and conservation.  Here we share a portion of Nancy's acceptance speech, which touches on her…

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