Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Announces $600,000 Awarded to Towns for Outdoor Recreation Projects
To review the conceptual plan for the proposed South End Recreation Area, developed by SEGroup in Burlington, Vermont, please follow the link below. For more information regarding this project, please contact Louis Bushey, Stewardship Forester, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-535-8410.
Reservations for New Cabins at Burton Island State Park Can Be Made Beginning January 17
MONTPELIER- Burton Island is one of Vermont’s most popular state parks, and now there is even more to love about this island in Lake Champlain.
Three new cabins finished last summer will be open for the 2017 season and reservations can be made beginning Tuesday, January 17 at 9:00 am. Reservations can only be made through the reservation call center at 1-888-409-7579 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
First Day Hikes in America’s State Parks
Hiking in the New Year
According to the National Association of State Parks Directors, across the nation thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the “right foot” by attending a First Day Hike in America’s State Parks. On January 1, 2017, more than 1,300 First Day Hikes were offered in all 50 states from Alaska to Florida to 61,800 participants covering over 111,850 miles.
Join Vermont State Parks for Fun, Guided, First Day Hikes
This 30-minute video documentary commemorates the 25th anniversary of the federal Forest Legacy program. Funding for this documentary was provided by the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Legacy program. The documentary highlights Vermont’s instrumental role in the establishment of this program and contains some great footage of several Vermont Forest Legacy projects as well as projects from Florida, Montana, and Arizona. http://fpr.vermont.gov/state_lands/acquisition/forest_legacy
New Location of St. Johnsbury Agency of Natural Resources Office To Open Dec. 19
The Agency of Natural Resources plans for the management of its state-owned lands through the development of long-range management plans (LRMP). Currently the draft LRMP for the Victory Management Unit is available for public review and comment. A second public meeting to review the plan is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, Vermont.