Resource Type: Report
Author Org: Yellow Wood Associates
Author: Yellow Wood Associates Staff
Summarizes the learnings and insights of a group of citizens from Richford, Vermont as they have explored the issues relating to the supply and harvesting of biomass from local lands. The Richford Wood Initiative (RWI) has been meeting regularly since 2001 to explore ways to support the local economy, encourage sustainable management of forest resources, and develop renewable sources of energy. A combined heat and power plant fueled by locally harvested biomass would help meet address all of these goals. While aspects of the RWI project require more research and development, this report frames some of the key questions that any community must answer if it is interested in developing a similar project.