Remembering Putnam (Put) Blodgett

VNRC was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of long-time member Putnam (Put) Blodgett. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to interview Put as our featured member in the January 2019 issue of the Vermont Environmental Report. Find the profile here.

Put was a champion of forestry and conservation interests in Vermont. He was twice recognized as Vermont’s Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year, and he helped represent landowners in the sound stewardship of forestland as long-standing President of the Vermont Woodlands Association. A unique leader who bridged conservation and forestry interests, Put shared his perspective as a reliable and steady participant in VNRC’s Forest Roundtable.

“Put was in the Roundtable from the beginning in 2007, and he appreciated the value of bringing diverse voices together to advocate for maintaining healthy and intact forests,” said Jamey Fidel, VNRC’s Forest and Wildlife Program Director.

“I had many conversations with Put over the years. He had a true passion for what was right for the land. He spoke with clear conviction based on many decades of experience managing his own forestland, listening to others, and studying important issues in Vermont,” Fidel added. 

VNRC and the entire forestry and conservation community have lost a dear friend. Read more about Put here.