Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

First Advisor

Cecilia Danks

Second Advisor

Robert McCullough


Vermont, Environment, town forest, community forest


This thesis project looks at the development of the Andrews Community Forest in Richmond, Vermont. Through a written narrative composed from interviews of main stakeholders in the process of establishing the Andrews Community Forest this thesis seeks to explore the history of the institution of community and town forests in Vermont, as well as their significance to local and state conservation efforts. Additionally, the project also includes a photo narrative section that attempts to capture the cultural history of the Andrews Community Forest by displaying through photos and story vignettes what life was like on the the Andrews Farm, which is now the Andrews Community Forest.