The Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF) has been owned and managed by the Town of Hinesburg since the 1920’s-1950’s. Originally comprised of marginal abandoned hill-farms, the HTF is now the site of a large block of forested land managed for timber, recreation, wildlife, hunting, education and other uses. It has been the site of innovative forest management for decades, and hosts a much-loved trail network used by hikers, runners, wildlife watches and mountain bikers. All of this history has led the HTF to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Come join historians and managers of the HTF at the Hinesburg Town Hall on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 – 8:30, as we discuss the history and the management of this historic Town Forest. Panelists will include: Mike Snyder, former Chittenden County Forester and current Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, David Brynn, former Assistant Chittenden County Forester, Addison County Forester, current Executive Director of Vermont Family Forests and author of the HTF’s 1986 Forest Management Plan, Bill Torrey, renowned storyteller and author, and the logger who harvested timber on the HTF for decades, Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper, who is supervising the current forest management at the HTF, and a representative from the Hinesburg Historical Society.
For anyone interested in history, the Hinesburg Town Forest and/or forests and forest management, this evening promises to be enlightening, interesting and entertaining. Bring your questions and your HTF stories to share!
For more information, contact Ethan Tapper at (802)-585-9099