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The Newsletter of Cold Hollow to Canada

Winter 2019

By Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

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 sustainable local economy through stewardship, with protection of core... More...

By Liza Morse, CHC Administrative Coordinator

I am so excited to be joining CHC as the new Administrative Coordinator. I have been working actively with Bridget, Charlie, and Nancy to ease the transition as I attempt to fill Bridget's un-fillable shoes.

As with most mountain obsessed Massachusetts natives, I have always wanted to live in... More...

By Keith Thompson, Private Lands Program Manager & Joanne Garton, Special Projects Coordinator at VT Forest, Parks and Recreation

The two dry summers of 2016 and 2017 marked a challenging time for trees. Lack of water, high temperatures, and dry soils added to the growing list of environmental stressors that often tax Vermont’s forests.... More...

By Lucy Rogers, CHC Board Member

The Northern Forest is chock-full of plants and animals with impressive adaptations: peregrine falcons that can reach diving speeds exceeding 200 mph, porcupines with hair that has evolved into hardened quills for protection, coniferous trees that protect their seeds in cones, and ants that can carry many times... More...

by Charlie Hancock, CHC Board Chair

Donating, or selling, a conservation easement is not a decision to be taken lightly. By definition, a conservation easement is forever, so before considering if it may the right thing to protect your land and your legacy, let’s cover some of the basics; including costs, eligibility, tax benefits, exactly what an... More...

By Liza Morse, CHC Administrative Coordinator

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is aptly named, as a bright metallic-green beetle whose larvae bore into ash trees and feed underneath the bark, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. The Emerald Ash Borer, native to Asia, is an invasive species in the United States and were first... More...

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 Mountains. More...