Act 171 Forest Integrity Study Committee

The Forest Integrity Study Committee was established as a result of the legislative charge in Sec.18 of Act 171. The committee studies potential revisions to 10 V.S.A. chapter 151 (Act 250) and to 24 V.S.A. chapter 117, subchapter 7 (bylaws) in order to better protect forests from fragmentation and promote habitat connectivity between forest lands. Meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meeting dates at the Agency of Natural Resources Offices, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier.

Tuesday, December 13, 8:30am - 11:30am: The Montpelier Room

Contact FPR Commissioner Michael Snyder with any questions or comments pertaining to meeting material.

Relevant Legislative Action

Updated Materials

Meeting Materials: December 13, 2016

Meeting Materials: November 18, 2016

Meeting Materials: October 18, 2016

Meeting Materials: September 13, 2016

Meeting Materials: August 18, 2016

Presentation #1: Vermont Forests: History, Functions, and Landscape Planning

John Austin, Lands and Habitat Program Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife 
Eric Sorenson, Natural Communities Ecologist, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Kim Royar, Special Assistant to the FW Commissioner

Presentation #2A Primer on Act 250 and Forest Land Use: Selected Portions of the Act 250 Statute

Peter Gill, Associate General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Presentation #3A Primer on Municipal Regulation and Land Use Planning in Vermont

John Adams, Agency of Commerce & Community Development

Background Reports