October 11, 2016

Beyond Steel & Concrete: Wood in Modern Construction - November 4, 2016 at Town & Country Resort at Stowe

Cross Laminated Timbers, glue laminates, and large timbers are opening new doors for utilizing wood as a key structural component of commercial and residential construction. 

October 6, 2016

This week's report on autumn foliage conditions in Vermont is now available on the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing website:

October 5, 2016
MONTPELIER—Today, the Carson Davidson Revocable Trust Fund entrusted 204 acres of beloved property in Hubbardton to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation as part of what will be Vermont’s newest state park. The Taconic Mountains Ramble park was the vision of Carson “Kit Davidson, who passed away this past Thursday at the age of 92.  
September 30, 2016

MONTPELIER – Craig Whipple, Director of Vermont State Parks, will be presented with the prestigious national “Legends” award by the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration at an awards ceremony next week.

September 23, 2016

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR) along with the Green Mountain Club (GMC) encourage Vermonters to get out and enjoy foliage season. As the leaves start to turn and the air grows cooler, hikers are expected to hit the trails in great numbers. Peak foliage season means that many people want to get outside.

September 14, 2016

Vermont Foliage Report: Colors Emerging in the North, at Higher Elevations

Montpelier - Most of Vermont's forests are very green and still in the earliest stages of color development, but the state’s foliage show has begun in the north and at higher elevations. Foliage enthusiasts are encouraged to visit Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom during these early stages of the foliage season.

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.


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