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September 12, 2016

WaterburyThe Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR), the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) and its local chapter, the Waterbury Area Trails Alliance (WATA) are pleased to announce the opening of three miles of new trails as part of a mountain bike/multi-use trail system at Little River State Park.

September 1, 2016

The St. Johnsbury District of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is considering a project to create approximately 2.25 miles of mountain bike/hiking trails at Lyndon State Forest.  A public meeting will be held so that the department can share relevant information and receive comments.

Public Meeting: Lyndon State Forest Mountain Bike Trail Project

Date and time: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

August 29, 2016

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation filed the Final Proposed Revised Rule for Acceptable Management Practices  for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont  (AMPs) with the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR)  and the Secretary of State's Office on August 23, 2016.  LCAR will consider the Final Proposed Rule at its September 8, 2016 meeting.

August 26, 2016

MONTPELIER - The first meeting of the Study Committee on Land Use Regulation and Forest Integrity occurred on August 18, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Catamount Conference room at the Agency of Natural Resources main offices in Montpelier at 1 National Life Drive.

Materials from the meeting are now available.

August 9, 2016

VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND RECREATION

WHIPSTOCK HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

PUBLIC MEETING – DRAFT LONG RANGE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 6-8pm

July 11, 2016
MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks invites you to participate in the first ever Vermont State Parks Campfire Cook-off video competition.
 
June 22, 2016

MONTPELIER - Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, “Random Acts of Camping” will be coming to a state park day use area near you.

June 21, 2016

COLCHESTER - Now celebrating its second year, The Poetry Walk at Niquette Bay State Park is a collaboration between the Burnham Memorial Library and Niquette Bay State Park, promoting literacy, learning, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world with a connection to the place we call home.

Sixteen poems have been selected to inspire thoughts of our progression through life’s passages as evoked by beautiful natural scenery of the Colchester environment.

June 15, 2016

 

International Music Festival Brings Free Performances to Five Vermont State Parks, Tuesday June 21

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to invite you to join a free celebration of music at five state parks on the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21.

May 26, 2016

New Firewood Rule Prohibits Untreated Firewood from Entering Vermont

A new Vermont rule effective May 1st prevents invasive insects from piggybacking into the state on untreated firewood. As summer camping season arrives, visitors to Vermont should be prepared to buy firewood in-state or be able to verify that imported firewood is heat-treated to USDA-approved standards.

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