Former CRF president and trustee Hubert ‘Hub’ Vogelmann passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2013. Hub joined the board in 1978 and served as president from 1994 to 2001. His distinguished career as a biologist at the University of Vermont included leading research on ecological damage caused by acid rain. The Burlington Free Press reported:
Vogelmann’s scientific grasp of the interconnectedness of ecosystems, and his ability to convey them to non-scientists, was legendary — and helped forge conservation efforts throughout Vermont.
He was a founding member of the Vermont’s Nature Conservancy chapter and helped to craft Act 250, Vermont’s foundational land-use law for balancing human development with environmental stewardship. In 2011, Tamarac Press published a book of his essays, “On Schillhammer Road: The life of a botanist.”
In lieu of flowers, contributions honoring Hub and in support of the UVM Field Naturalist Program, which he founded in 1983, may be made to the Hub Vogelmann Fund, c/o The UVM Foundation, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401.