The Richmond Town Forest was established in 2018. Through the generosity of the Andrews family, the Town acquired and conserved 428 acres of forestland and farmland through the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. This land will be protected as a Town Forest in perpetuity.
The Andrews Community Forest Committee meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7pm in the Town Center Meeting Room
The “Management Plan” that was approved on 11-19-18 (see link below) provides general goals, objectives and administrative details for the management of the parcel.
Below are links to the draft of the “Andrews Community Forest — Forest Management Plan” and its attachments
Forest Management Plan
The “Forest Management Plan” was approved on 11/18/19 (see link below). It is an addendum to the 2018 “Management Plan,” providing specific data and information on the management of forested stands at the Andrews Community Forest.
2020-21 Forest Management at the Andrews Community Forest
Per the Andrews Community Forest (ACF)’s Forest Management Plan, adopted in 2019, a forest management project will begin in Stands 3, 4, and 6 this year. A major objective of the project is to provide opportunities for everyone to learn about forest management in an open, transparent and inclusive way. While COVID-19 means that public events at the ACF this year will be largely virtual, numerous opportunities will be provided for you to learn about this project, and we will resume in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so:
- Stay tuned to Front Porch Forum or email the Chittenden County Forester (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to stay apprised of educational events and updates on the project;
- From mid-July to mid-August, you will have a chance to walk through the planned management area and ask questions about the trees marked to be cut. This area will be depicted on a PDF “marking map” (below) that you can navigate on by downloading the free app “Avenza” on a normal smart phone. Upload the map to Avenza, and the app will show your location on it. It will also allow you to mark points of interest and track where you’ve been.
- You can follow along with the progress of the job by watching regular short videos on the “Andrews Community Forest” Playlist on the Chittenden County Forester’s YouTube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AanLRDAm3UE&list=PLWk3DKdWmNIb5VOql7MqxJ09GqXg0kPVl
For more details on the planned work, see the ACF’s Forest Management Plan (below). Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this project.
3-23-20 ACF Minutes 3-23-20
2-24-20 ACF Minutes 2-24-20
11-25-19 ACF Minutes 11-25-19
10-28-19 ACF Minutes 10-28-19
09-23-19 ACF Minutes 9-23-19
09-08-19 ACF Minutes 9-8-19
08-26-19 ACF Minutes 8-26-19
06-24-19 ACF Minutes 6-24-19
04-29-19 ACF Minutes 4-29-19
03-25-19 ACF Minutes 3-25-19
02/25/19: ACF Minutes 2-25-19
01/29/19: Forest Committee Minutes 1-28-19
10/10/18: RTFSC Meeting Notes 10-10-18
05/02/18: Minutes DRAFT
Andrews Community Forest Management Committee:
Contact Us: email@example.com
- Wright Preston-Chair
- Ellen Kraft – Vice Chair
- Caitlin Littlefield – Secretary
- Tyler Merritt
- Amy Powers
- Cecilia Danks
- Rob Peterson
- Pete Halvorsen
- Jim Monahan