On Saturday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m., meet author Lynn Levine at the Vernon Free Library!

Lynn Levine was born in Brooklyn and moved to Vermont in 1974. Four years later, having received her master’s degree in forestry from the University of Massachusetts, Lynn became the first female consulting forester in New England. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about protecting the integrity of the forest.

For the past 32 years, Lynn has been an environmental educator, tracker, as well as a consulting forester to private landowners, managing over 15,000 acres of land. She has been a consultant to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), creating a middle school environmental citizenship program, and to Project Tree. In the past two years, she has created five interpretive trails including Treasured Trees through Brattleboro and most recently, Woodlands Interpretive Trail. This latter trail includes a mp3 download for auditory information (maybe the 1st of its kind).

Lynn has taken thousands of people into the forest to share her love of nature and has inspired young people and adults to connect with the woods. She has found that teaching tracking is one powerful way to spark and enhance that bond.