March 31, 2016

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

On March 30 the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, manager of State Forests and Parks, announced that Mud Season has returned to the Green Mountains a month early.

March 28, 2016

The 2016 Forest Health Information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th from 9 am to 3:15 pm with sign-up and coffee starting at 8:30.  The meeting will be held at the Woodstock Untion High School.  For further information, click on the link below:

March 24, 2016

The Recommendations in Support of Forest Health and Integrity report was recently submitted to the Vermont legislature by the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR).

March 15, 2016

Windsor — A proposed new management plan for Mt. Ascutney State Park and other state-managed lands in southern Windsor County that addresses everything from rattlesnakes to new biking trails is available for public comment.

March 9, 2016






Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 6:30-8:30 PM

Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney, VT

February 11, 2016

The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is now available! The report was released last week to the Legislature in a two-hour presentation featuring an overview of the program, outcomes to date, testimonials from four working lands grant recipients, as well as a deep dive on forestry committee work completed in the past year.

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.


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