Welcome to the Shelburne Landscape Change Website
About the project, people involved, relevant links
Natural history
Overview of Shelburne's natural history and resources
Modern downtown Shelburne
Historic downtown Shelburne
Human activities
History of European settlement in Shelburne
Historic photographs
Visual records of post-settlement human activities
Sawmill at Shelburne Falls
Shelburne Falls today
Changes over time
Shelburne is a diverse, growing community on the shore of Lake Champlain in northwestern Vermont. Since European settlement began in the 1700s, the region has seen a great deal of human influence through cycles of industry and development. This website looks at human-induced changes in the natural landscape through historic imagery and documents, as well as paired historic/modern photographs.
Paired modern/historic photos showing landscape changes
Student sites
Locations studied in-depth by local 8th grade students
Quick Links: UVM Geology Landscape Change Program Shelburne Farms Town of Shelburne Contact info/links
This project was funded by the Linthilhac Foundation of Shelburne, VT. For more information contact Paul Bierman or Eric Butler (see Introduction for details)