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Expanding the Woodlots Program

By Everett McGinley, CHC Treasurer and landowner in CHC's Woodlots Program

Posted 7/6/20

Learn more about our plans to expand the Woodlots Program.

Cold Hollow Mountain History; The Road Not Taken by Nancy Patch

By Nancy Patch

Posted 3/2/24

Read about how a part of the Cold Hollow Mountain range was once slated for ski resort development

The Dinosaur and the Warbler

By Charlie Hancock

Posted 6/6/21

Read about how our work to create early successional habitat can support a diversity of bird species in the Cold Hollow region.

Forest Carbon: A Natural Climate Solution and Tool for Advancing the Pace of Conservation

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Posted 7/6/20

Learn more about the carbon aggregation project from Cold Hollow to Canada and the Vermont Land Trust.

A CHC Reading List

Posted 6/6/21

Looking for your next beach read or lounging in the shade of a large tree read? Look no further than a list compiled by the Board members, staff, and Woodlots landowners of Cold Hollow to Canada. We…

Supporting Songbirds in the Cold Hollow Region

By Liza Morse, Administrative Coordinator, Cold Hollow to Canada

Posted 7/6/20

Learn more about the work Cold Hollow to Canada and the landowners in our Woodlots Program are doing to support songbird habitat in the Cold Hollow region.

Cold Hollow Land Conservation Fund Update: “The Land Belongs to the Future”

Posted 4/30/19

Update courtesy of Vermont Land Trust. Read more about the two properties now protected under conservation easements with the help of the Cold Hollow Land Conservation Fund.

Emerald Ash Borer: What to do to save our ash trees

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice Chair

Posted 11/7/19

Nancy Patch discusses the impact Emerald Ash Borer will have on our forests and what landowners can do.

Preserving a Special Place

By Matt and Barb Paggi, Landowners with CHC's Woodlots Program

Posted 7/6/20

Matt and Barb reflect on the permanent conservation of their property in Belvidere.

VT Coverts Training Opportunity

Posted 3/2/24

Register for Upcoming Training Sessions

Annual Gathering: Save the Date

Posted 6/6/21

We are thrilled to announce that Judith Schwartz, author of The Reindeer Chronicles, will be speaking at our annual gathering in October. We invite you to join us on the evening of Thursday, October…

Setting the Table for Songbirds

By Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva & CHC Program Director

Posted 1/25/18

You can enhance the backyard or woodland buffet for birds with a little planning this spring. Meet two species of shrubs that are great picks for wildlife in our region.

Demystifying Succession Planning

By Emma Sass, UVM Forest Research Technician

Posted 8/21/18

The future of the forested landscapes across the Cold Hollow to Canada area—and across Vermont—will be strongly shaped by the legacy planning occurring over the next several decades. Planning for…

Of Bears and Beech: Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Deerfield Wind Black Bear Study

By Liza Morse, CHC Administrative Coordinator

Posted 4/30/19

Read more about Vermont Fish & Wildlife's Deerfield Wind Black Bear Study and CHC Administrative Coordinator Liza Morse's experience out in the field with project biologists.

A Collection of Fall Poems

By Geof Hewitt

Posted 11/7/19

A collection of fall poems by CHC Woodlots landowner and Vermont Slam Poet Laureate Geof Hewitt.

Divestment and Democracy, or, Why I Quit My Job

By Greg Mikkelson, CHC Board Member, Richford Woodlots Landowner, and former Associate Professor at McGill University

Posted 4/6/20

Read about why Greg left his position at McGill and the importance of divesting from fossil fuels.

Wonderings from the Woodlot

By Jessica Boone

Posted 3/2/24

A sentiment of forest mindfulness from one of CHC's own

The Long Game

By Charlie Hancock

Posted 6/6/21

Read CHC President Charlie Hancock's full intro to the Spring Newsletter.

Expansion in Jay Richford

Posted 3/2/24

With a conservation easement in place, VLT sells a significant block of substantial acreage in Jay and Richford

Trail Camera Contest Winners

By Sophie Mazowita

Posted 3/2/24

Captivating carnivore behavior leads CHC’s inaugural trail cam contest

New Members

Posted 3/2/24

Meet CHC's newest members

Looking for Lady Beetles in the Cold Hollow Region

By Emily Anderson

Posted 7/6/20

The hunt to rediscover Vermont’s long-lost lady beetle species is on. Learn more about what Vermont Center for Ecostudies is doing to document lady beetles and how you can get involved.

When a Tree Falls in the Forest

By Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont Conservation Biologist

Posted 1/25/18

With permission from Audubon Vermont, we're pleased to share this piece on the benefits of blow downs. Find out what to do with spots that were impacted this fall on your property.

Franklin County NRCD College Scholarship

By Jeannie Bartlett, Franklin County NRCD

Posted 8/21/18

The Franklin County Conservation district is now accepting applications for its annual $500 college scholarship. The goal of the scholarship program is to encourage young people from Franklin County…

Vermont Herp Atlas Fundraiser

By Jim Andrews, Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

Posted 4/30/19

Help support the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas' first ever fundraising event. Learn more here.

Switchback Gave Back: Raising a Glass for CHC

By Sarah Diaz, Taproom Coordinator, Switchback Brewing Company

Posted 4/6/20

Read about the Switchback Gives Back program which benefitted CHC for the month of March.

Calender of Events

Posted 4/4/18

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region this fall and winter. We partner with local conservation commissions and other groups to bring quality programming to the Cold…

A Walk in the Woods - Photo Essay

Posted 8/20/18

Get a glimpse at what a seasonal Woodlots Gathering looks like with this set of photos from the Richford & Montgomery summer sessions.

Calendar of Events

Posted 4/6/20

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region and online this spring and summer.

SAVE THE DATE ~ CHC Annual Gathering

Posted 9/1/17

Join us Thursday, October 26th to celebrate Cold Hollow to Canada's accomplishments this past year and what we have to look forward to in 2018. We'll enjoy a catered dinner together at the Montgomery…

Nancy Patch Honored by Vermont Coverts

By Lisa Sausville, Executive Director Vermont Coverts

Posted 1/25/18

At the Vermont Coverts annual gathering Franklin County Forester and CHC co-founder Nancy Patch was honored.

Calendar of Events

Posted 8/17/18

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region this fall and winter. We partner with local conservation commissions and other groups to bring quality programming to the Cold…

Calendar of Events

Posted 4/30/19

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region this winter. We partner with local conservation commissions and other groups to bring quality programming to the Cold Hollow…

Book Review: Wildlife and Habitats

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice Chair & Co-Founder

Posted 8/1/19

Book review of Sue Morse's Keeping Track by CHC Board Member Nancy Patch.

Forest Tent Caterpillar: What to do in your woods?

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice-Chair

Posted 9/1/17

We've seen a significant outbreak of these caterpillars in our region this summer. What's the extent of their impact on our forests?

Calendar of Events

Posted 1/25/18

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region this fall and winter. We partner with local conservation commissions and other groups to bring quality programming to the Cold…

Calendar of Events

Posted 2/1/19

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region this winter. We partner with local conservation commissions and other groups to bring quality programming to the Cold Hollow…

Book Review: “Identifying Ferns the Easy Way” by Lynn Levine

By Nancy Patch, CHC Vice Chair & Co-Founder

Posted 8/1/19

A review of Lynn Levine's new pocket guide to ferns of the Northeast by CHC Board Member Nancy Patch.

On The Frontline: Conservation, Human Health, and Rabies Prevention in Northern Vermont 

By Owen Montgomery, Rabies Biologist, USDA Wildlife Services

Posted 7/6/20

Learn more about the fight to eliminate rabies and the central role that the Cold Hollow region plays in that effort.

Calendar of Events

Posted 8/1/19

Make sure to visit our events page to see what's happening in our region this winter. We partner with local conservation commissions and other groups to bring quality programming to the Cold Hollow…

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