Knots and Bolts Archive

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    Tick or Treat

    by Northern Woodlands | Autumn 2006
    Last Halloween, biology students at U-32 High School in Montpelier, Vermont, got all decked out – not to go trick or treating – but in…

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    Maul vs. Axe

    by Chuck Wooster | Autumn 2006
    If you want to identify yourself as someone who knows nothing about the subject, announce that you’re headed out to the woodshed to chop some…

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    Correction

    by Northern Woodlands | Summer 2006
    In our story, “Putting Wood in Your Gas Tank,” in the Spring 2006 issue, it was stated that the part of the corn plant that…

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    Getting a Fix on Declination

    by Chuck Wooster | Summer 2006
    “You can’t get there from here” is a classic Yankee punchline, usually delivered at the end of a joke involving an old-timer, a bewildered tourist,…

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    The Outdoors Comes In

    by Carrie Chandler | Summer 2006
    When summer downpours drive you indoors, or you’re weary from a day-hiking or canoeing, you might be surprised to find that the outdoors can be…

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    Indian Pipe

    by Edna Greig | Summer 2006
    An oddity in the plant world is the roughly one percent of plant species that do not manufacture their own carbohydrates via photosynthesis. Instead, these…

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    Against All Odds

    by Patrick Bartlett | Summer 2006
    Working as a consultant forester, I get to see some unusual things in the forest, but what I found last winter on a woodlot in…

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    Ben’s Bears Go High-Tech

    by Anne Margolis | Summer 2006
    Tucked in the deep, hilly woods of west-central New Hampshire are several bears, and a man, who are famous by virtue of their relationship with…

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    The Greatest Good

    by Chuck Wooster | Spring 2006
    The U.S. Forest Service has finalized its latest Forest Plan for the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine, and you can be…

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    The Current State of Current Use

    by Chuck Wooster | Spring 2006
    The six New England states and New York each have some sort of property tax system in place specifically for owners of forestland. These programs…

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    Downright Downeast

    by Chuck Wooster | Winter 2005
    Of all the land conservation projects in the Northern Forest over the past two decades, the most hopeful might be the Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership,…

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    Family Forest Owners Hold the Cards

    by Anne Margolis | Winter 2005
    Private forests, especially in the eastern U.S., are being converted to non-forest uses at an unprecedented rate, according to a new U.S. Forest Service report.…

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    Taking Winter with a Grain of Salt

    by Virginia Barlow | Winter 2005
    Spreading salt to make treacherous ice magically disappear from road surfaces must have seemed brilliant in the early days of its use. Naturally occurring, abundant,…

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    Whittling Down the Fuel Bill

    by Chuck Wooster | Winter 2005
    Here’s something you already knew: home heating oil and propane prices are up roughly 50 percent from a year ago across the Northeast. More old…

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    Plum Creek’s Big Plan

    by Carrie Chandler | Autumn 2005
    In April, the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) received a petition that could change the nature of development in the backwoods of Maine. The…

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    Chronic Wasting Disease Reaches New York

    by Norah Lake | Autumn 2005
    With the recent arrival of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in New York state, officials from agriculture and fish and game departments throughout the Northeast have…

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    It’s New Hampshire’s Turn to Deal with Liquidators

    by Stephen Long | Summer 2005
    Vermont and Maine have each gone through a period of great concern over liquidation harvesting. Now it seems to be New Hampshire’s turn. Liquidation harvesting…

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    Maine Leads the Way in Certified Acreage

    by Stephen Long | Summer 2005
    In July 2003, Maine’s Governor John Baldacci set a very ambitious goal for the owners of Maine’s forestland. By 2007, he wants to see 10…

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    New Hampshire Project Learning Tree Celebrates Its 25th

    by Northern Woodlands | Spring 2005
    In October 2004, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree (NHPLT) celebrated its 25th anniversary. There are PLT programs at work training educators in every state in…

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    Funds Available for Wildlife Habitat Improvement

    by Anne Margolis | Spring 2005
    Want to improve wildlife habitat on your land? Want help paying for those improvements? Then check out the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), a cost-share…