Resources

The following is a list of some of the books, periodicals, blogs, films, organizations, and websites we have found helpful or inspirational when it comes to understanding an environment like Fairlee Forest. Please use our Facebook page to add your own favorites to the list.

Organizations

Federal Agencies:

State Agencies and Organizations:

Local and Regional Agencies:

Conservation Commissions

Other State and Regional Organizations concerned with forests, conservation, education:

Recreation, Trails and Forest Roads:

Publications and Websites

Wildlife

Wetlands

Invasive Species

Forest Ecology and Stewardship

Forest History

  • Wessels, T. (1997). Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England. Woodstock, Vermont: Countryman Press.
  • Wessels, T. (2010). Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape. Woodstock, Vermont: Countryman Press.

Culture and History

  • Abenaki in Vermont: A Living Culture Video
  • Barrett, F.J. & Larrabee, J.B. (2011). Celebrating Fairlee: 250 Years, Fairlee, Vermont: Fairlee Historical Society.
  • Bennington County Conservation District: History of logging in Vermont.
  • Haviland, W.A. & Power, M.W. (1994). The Original Vermonters: Native Inhabitants, Past and Present. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England (UPNE).
  • Miller, S., (1976). Recollections of Milldale Farm, West Fairlee, Vermont. Ed. David Donath. Hanover, NH: UPNE (UVP) out of print.
  • Robinson, P. (1957). The Town under the cliff; a history of Fairlee Vermont. Fairlee, VT.

    See also Fairlee Public Library and Fairlee Historical Society collections.

Local Geology

Classics for Naturalists

  • Leopold, A. (1949, 1989). A Sand County Almanac. New York: Ballantine Books.
  • Muir, J. (1992). The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books, Seattle: Mountaineer Books.
  • Wilderness: America’s Living Heritage, Ed. David Brower. (1961) San Francisco: Sierra Club.
  • Nash, R. (1967). Wilderness and the American Mind. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • In Wildness is the Preservation of the World. Ed. Eliot Porter (1962). San Francisco: Sierra Club.

Citizen Science Projects