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Meet Sophie Mazowita, CHC's new Conservation Science & Administrative Coordinator

Posted 11/24/21

An introduction from the latest addition to the CHC team.

Wildlife Abundance & Seasonality in the Cold Hollow Region

By Jake Van Deursen

Posted 11/16/20

During his time as the AmeriCorps member for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, Jake Van Deursen generously donated his time to analyze five years of data from Cold Hollow to Canada's Keeping Track Monitoring Program. The Keeping Track…

Wildlife in Waterville

By Monica Przyperhart

Posted 11/24/21

Barred owls and snapping turtles are not typical companions, but both were seen on October 30, 2021, on the Waterville Town Green. They were accompanied by a red-tailed hawk, a rabbit, and an opossum--along with Michael Clough, of the Southern…

The Honey Maple Tree

By Jessica Boone, CHC Board Member & Woodlots Program Member

Posted 7/29/21

Read more about the sweetest tree in the Cold Hollow region!

The End of the Session

By Charlie Hancock

Posted 6/2/22

Updates on state legislation that impacts our forests and how we manage them

Welcoming Three New Board Members

Posted 6/2/22

A big CHC welcome to Sarah Downes, Carissa Stein, and Renee Reiner!

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.

Hope

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 4/6/20

Charlie Hancock introduces the CHC spring newsletter.

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…

Vermont's Climate Action Plan: A Roadmap for Resiliency and Adaptation

By Charlie Hancock

Posted 11/24/21

Vermont's Climate Council is poised to adopt its finalized plan to meet our state's emission reduction targets. Here's a summary of strategies and actions for natural and working lands.

Behind the Scenes at CHC: "Slow birding"-style gratitude for CHC's grant funders

By Monica Przyperhart

Posted 6/2/22

May was a busy month for Cold Hollow to Canada. We helped landowners plant 350 trees to benefit forest resilience goals. We met with leaders from Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and Audubon Vermont on a Belvidere sugarbush, to plan the logistics of…

Walking with a Birder Broker

By Ali Wagner

Posted 8/16/22

What happens when a birder broker joins a Cold Hollow region landowner for a walk? Notes from June 19 in Richford.

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.

Thinking About Wood Heat—In June

By Monica Przyperhart

Posted 6/2/22

At this time of year, I daydream of swimming in lakes and camping under the stars. My garden is planted, I'm harvesting spinach, and my kids are rejoicing over the opening of the local creemee stand. It’s not the time of year when I spend a lot of…

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…

Lynx in Vermont

By Kim Royar, Wildlife Biologist for the State of Vermont

Posted 1/25/18

Here's a brief history of the Canada Lynx in Vermont by Kim Royar, Fish & Wildlife Biologist and Special Assistant to the Fish & Wildlife Commissioner.

Cold Hollow to Canada welcomes Board Member Jessica Boone

Posted 8/1/19

Since our last newsletter, we are happy to announce the addition of Jessica Boone as the newest member to our Board. We could go on and on about Jessica, but we will let her introduce herself in her own words. Suffice to say, we are fortunate to have…

CHC Works with FEMC to Develop Keeping Track Portal and Database

By Liza Morse, CHC Administrative Coordinator

Posted 4/6/20

Read about the portal and database FEMC is developing for CHC's Keeping Track Monitoring Program.

Where We Go from Here

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 7/6/20

Charlie Hancock introduces the CHC summer newsletter.

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—Especially 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…

The Hungry Caterpillar

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice President

Posted 7/29/21

Is it a biblical plague raining down, a crawling nightmare, a horror story worthy of Hitchcock’s The Birds? No, it’s an episodic outbreak of Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD). Let me explain. Lymantria dispar dispar is a moth, formerly known as “gypsy…

Bird-friendly Maple: Partners in Action

By Monica Przyperhart

Posted 8/16/22

Thank you, 2021 Donors!

Posted 2/13/22

Sustaining (monthly) Sara Lourie, Titus & Jane Presler Stewards (Over $1000) Everett & Susan McGinley, Renee Reiner, Lew & Claudia Rose Canada Lynx ($500-$1000) Anonymous, Nancy Patch, Nick Richardson & Samantha Dunn Black Bear ($250-$500) Jes…

Starting a Town Conservation Fund

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 4/4/18

On Town Meeting day, Montgomery voted to establish a Municipal Conservation Reserve Fund. This is the second such fund established in the CHC region, with Enosburgh voters establishing a Conservation Reserve Fund fund in 2011. These town funds can be…

Stronger Together

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 2/1/19

On behalf of the Cold Hollow to Canada board, I want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy New Year, and thank you for your continued support of our work toward a vision of a healthy and intact forested landscape that supports a strong and…

Overbrowsing and the Importance of Landowners

By Andrea Shortsleeve, Habitat Biologist, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife

Posted 11/16/20

Habitat Biologist Andrea Shortsleeve discusses the problem of overbrowsing and what landowners can do about it.

Investing in the Future of our Working Lands, and the Communities that Depend on Them

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 8/1/19

Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair and member of the Working Lands Enterprise Board, explains the importance of the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative.

From Woodlot to Woodlots

By Monica Przyperhart

Posted 11/24/21

People ask why I hold onto my land. After all, I live in Vermont, and it’s a full 3,000 miles away, in California.   It’s partly nostalgia. I grew up on this land, and I long for my kids to climb the same sprawling buckeye limbs and spend nights…

Cold Hollow to Canada and the United Nations

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice Chair & Co-Founder

Posted 8/1/19

Did you know that the Cold Hollow to Canada region sits within a United Nations Internationally designated Biosphere Reserve? Read more about the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve here.

Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

Posted 4/4/18

What is emerald ash borer? What kind of damage does it do? Learn more here.

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