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Shelburne Pond, the H. Laurence Achilles Natural Area

Human History

A variety of sources provide information about Native American occupation, Euro-American settlement and land use during the nineteenth century, and development and management of the H. Laurence Achilles Natural  Area at Shelburne Pond.


Alberghini, Brian. Scond Dugout Canoe Recovered from Shelburne Pond. VAS Newsletter 30 (1980): 1-2.
Call number: F51 .V3 Special Collections


Cowan, Frank L. History and Present Status of the Ewing Site Investigations. VAS Newsletter 5 (1977): 3-7.
Call number: F51 .V3 Special Collections


Petersen, James B. Prehistoric Ceramics from the Ewing Site. VAS Newsletter, May 1978: 6.
Call number: F51 .V3 Special Collections


Petersen, James B. et al. Archaeological Investigations in the Shelburne Pond Locality, Chittenden County, Vermont. Interim report, 1984.
Call number: E78.V5 A726 1984 Special Collections


Haviland, William A. and Marjory W. Power. Other Late Woodland Sites in the Champlain Valley. In The Original Vermonters, 145-148.
Call number: E78 .V5 H37 1994 Bailey/Howe 2nd floor, Special Collections


Petersen, J.A. Wolford, N.D. Hamilton, L. LaBar, and M.J. Heckenberger. Archaeological Investigations in the Shelburne Pond Locality. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 54 (1985): 23-76.
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Physical Characteristics, Site of Discovery and Method of Preservation of a Dugout Canoe Found at Shelburne Pond, Vermont.
Burlington, Vt.: Field Naturalist Program, University of Vermont, 1985.
Call number: F59.S55 P48 1985 Special Collections

Savonen, Carol. Shelburne Pond Yields Third Dugout Canoe. VAS Newsletter, January 1985.
Call number: F51 .V3 Special Collections

Shelburne Pond Yields Dugout Canoe. VAS Newsletter, May, 1978: 4.
Call number: F51 .V3 Special Collections


Child, Hamilton. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chittenden County, Vermont. Syracuse: Journal Office, 1882.
Call number: F57 .C56 C47 1882-1883 Special Collections


Hemenway, Abby. Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Burlington, VT: Miss A. Hemenway, 1886-1891.
Call number: F46 .V583 Reference, Special Collections


Rann, W.S. History of Chittenden County, Vermont. Syracuse: D. Mason, 1886.
Call number: F57 .C56 R36 1886 Special Collections


Note: Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available in the UVM Natural Areas office in Bittersweet House, 153 S. Prospect St.

*Conant, J., Moynihan, J., Milder, I., Bacon, J. Interpretive Master Plan.

*Cook, Rachel L. The Development of an Interpretive Brochure for the Upland Trail at the H. Lawrence Achilles Natural Area at Shelburne Pond. Senior Thesis. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 2003.

*Droege, Missy F., Fullerton M. G., Larson, M.E., LaMotte, K., Peleszak, C.M., Renaud, J.M. Master Stewardship Plan for the H. Laurence Achilles Natural Area (Shelburne Pond), Town of Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont, 1982.

*Hanson, Thor, Keener, M., Salzberg, A., Samtom, D. Shelburne Pond Assessment: Watershed Analysis, Ecological Summary and Recommendations for Management.
University of Vermont Field Naturalist Program, 1998

*Hart, Sarah. Shelburne Pond: A Site Conservation Plan.
University of Vermont Environmental Program, Burlington, Vermont, 2000. 

Hub Vogelmann Remembers: Saving Shelburne Pond – Mr. Achilles and the Earliest Steps.
Shelburne News, February 27, 1995. p. 3
Call number: QUARTO F46 .S55 Special Collections

*Marrs, Brandon M. An Ecological Restoration Proposal for a Former Cattle Farm Located on the Northern Shore of Shelburne Pond in Shelburne, Vermont. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 2005.

University of Vermont Natural Areas: A Resolution of the Board of Trustees, 1974.

*Worley, Ian. Evaluation of Shelburne Pond and Wetlands, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont for Designation as a Natural Landmark. University of Vermont Botany Department, Burlington, Vermont, 1981.

    Archaeologists remove dugout canoe from Shelburne Pond.