Vermont Welcomes Its Third Collegiate Club

There's something in the water in Vermont.

This month, BHA added the University of Vermont to their roster of college clubs, the third in the state joining St. Michael's College and Castleton University. Instead of seeing the pandemic as a hindrance, they saw it as an opportunity to plant roots, building up a leadership board that promises to deliver good things in the semesters to come. Help me in welcoming the leaders who stepped up to bring BHA's public lands mission and work to their students and communities.

Follow the University of Vermont BHA club on Instagram (@bhauvm).

Will Jones - President


Will Jones is from Central Florida and is now a student at UVM. He grew up hunting and fishing public land all over the state of Florida. While he will hunt anywhere he gets permission, he values public land for the challenge and wildness these parcels provide. Will became interested in BHA because of its mission to champion and protect these great places. Some of the best memories he has come from public land activities. He wants to ensure that these opportunities improve and continue to stay available for all.

Amos Gilbert - Vice President

Amos grew up in Salisbury Connecticut spending any time he could outside exploring every corner of his little town with his fly rod and friends. Amos now is a student-athlete at the University of Vermont who spurred by his love for getting outside has become involved in BHA to help other people share in his passion. 

Ross Buchman - Treasurer

Ross Buchman is from St. Louis, Missouri and is currently a Junior at the University of Vermont. Ross enjoys fishing, skiing, and hiking in the outdoors. Ross is also on the Vermont lacrosse team. Ross loves fly fishing in the legendary Vermont public lands and hopes to preserve them for years to come. For Ross, public land access is a key part of our country and he hopes to make experiencing the outdoors more accessible for all people.

Matt Hill- Secretary

Matt grew up in Pennsylvania and now attends the University of Vermont. Matt grew up spending his summers on Lake Ontario fishing for salmon with his dad and fishing the Delaware beaches with his cousin Andrew. Since coming to UVM Matt has taken up hunting waterfowl and fly fishing. Matt’s belief in public land as the birthright of every citizen is what brought him to BHA.

About Kylie Schumacher

Collegiate Club Coordinator for BHA. Wildlifer, new hunter, budding angler, traveler and epicure.