February 9, 2016

A Long Range Management Plan (LRMP) Addendum has been prepared, and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation would like your input. Lowell Lake State Park is located in the town of Londonderry totaling 356.5 acres. The revised LRMP will guide management on the parcel for the next 25 years.

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

February 2, 2016

The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB), working with Yellow Wood Associates, undertook a year-long Forest Sector Systems Analysis for the State of Vermont. The Board wanted to improve its understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector in order to inform its strategic investments through annual grant making.

January 29, 2016

A new study of earthworms in forests has been completed and results are now available. The Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, partnered with researchers from the University of Vermont to learn more about which earthworms were present in forests and the effects on forest soil organic matter and forest fertility.

January 12, 2016

December 23, 2015The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is now accepting public comments on the proposed state rule amendment to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont.

December 28, 2015


Due to the limited availability of safe access and ready projects we are temporarily suspending the program for the 2016 season.


December 4, 2015

Each year the federal community service program, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) based in Baltimore, MD, names one project sponsor, the “Project Sponsor of the Year.” This year’s award winner is Vermont State Parks.

November 10, 2015

With all new merchandise this year, these limited edition gift packages come attractively wrapped and ready to give. Shipping is free and they are easy to order online.

Gift certificates, punch cards, season passes, stoneware pint glasses, hooded sweatshirts, T-shirts and more can also be ordered online at

Here are the Packages at a Glance:

October 29, 2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a milestone in Vermont State Park visitation. So far this year, more than 1 million people have visited state parks. That hasn’t happened in 27 years and has only occurred four other times over the 91 year history of the park system. “We are all pleased that so many Vermonters and guests are realizing the treasures we have in our wonderful park system,” Gov. Shumlin said.

October 23, 2015

Please join us for a planning discussion regarding improvements to the South End area of Willoughby State Forest. This area of the forest receives a tremendous amount of use during the summer months and the level of use is growing each year. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation recently secured a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission for infrastructure improvements at the South End.


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